I'm not sure whether anyone else stumbled upon this problem, but upon searching for The Outcry by Henry James, I found a play and a novel, both with the same title. I'm going to assume we are reading the novel?
Few pages into the book, I ponder the title and why it would be called The Outcry, when the characters in the text grapple with a false sense of manners and outwardly politically correct social behavior.
According to Dictionary.com, outcry is
1. a strong and usually public expression of protest, indignation, or the like
2. a crying out
Neither of these definitions or the word outcry does justice to the characters behaviors towards each other. Diametrically opposing the title, the characters hold many feelings and thoughts, and seem to have a play on words. An outcry determines a loss of control, whereas the characters exert extreme control over their behavior and how they pose their interactions.