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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Henry James's short story "The Figure in the Carpet" is a magician's sleight of hand, a story which conjures a vision of some "buried treasure" hidden within the text. Then, with a snap of the fingers and a puff of smoke, the promised treasure vanishes into thin air. The reader is left to wonder, “Does such a treasure exist, or is it all an illusion?" It is the teller of the tale who provides the clues to the answer.

Publication Date

1987

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Comments

No cover/title page date shown on piece.

Copyright

© 1987 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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