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Henry James

By James, Henry




Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines.

In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson. Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller. Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907).

During his career he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916.


Philip Horne has spent a decade looking at the thousands of James's letters in archives in the United States and Europe. A Reader in English Literature at University College, London, he is the author of Henry James and Revision and the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of James's The Tragic Muse.


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Henry James

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Henry James: Autobiography (Princeton Legacy Library)

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Henry James : Nouvelles completes Tome II, 1877-1888 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (French Edition)

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Henry James : Nouvelles completes, I, II (1864-1888) - coffret [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (French Edition)

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Henry James : Nouvelles completes Tome IV, 1898-1910 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (French Edition)

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Henry James : Literary Criticism -- Essays on Literature, American Writers, English Writers (The Library of America) (v. 1)

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Henry James: Selected Tales

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James, Henry; Notes and Selections by William T. Stafford

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Henry James: Autobiography (Princeton Legacy Library)

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Henry James : Selected Fiction

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Henry James: Letters to A.C. Benson and Auguste Monod; now first published, and edited with an Introduction by E.F. Benson

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Henry James - Italian Hours: "The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have."

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Henry James: The Turn of the Screw

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Henry James: Washington Square

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Henry James: Confidence

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Henry James: Daisy Miller

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Product details Reading level: 18+ years Hardcover: 868 pages Publisher: Library of America (1 September 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0940450763

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Henry James : Literary Criticism -- Essays on Literature, American Writers, English Writers (The Library of America) (v. 1)

Henry James

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Henry James: Literary Criticism: French Writers, Other European Writers, the Prefaces to the New York Edition (The Library of America) (v. 2)

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Henry James

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Henry James: Selected Letters

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