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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )

272 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 8,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiftyish American is dispatched to Europe by a rich widow on a mission to bring back her wayward son who is enraptured by a French woman
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

307 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 7,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early-20th-century London, Kate Croy and Merton Densher are engaged in a passionate, clandestine love affair. Croy is desperately in love with Densher, who has all the qualities of a potentially excellent husband: he's handsome, witty, and idealistic--the one thing he lacks is money, which ultimately renders him unsuitable as a mate. By chance, Croy befriends a young American heiress, Milly Theale. When Croy discovers that Theale suffers from a mysterious and fatal malady, she hatches a plan that can give all three characters something that they want--at a price
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

253 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 7,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shy and sweet daughter of a well-to-do physician, Catherine Sloper seems destined for lifelong spinsterhood until the sudden appearance of a dashing suitor who proposes marriage. Her adored father suspects the would-be fiance of fortune-hunting and threatens her with disinheritance, forcing Catherine to choose between lover and father. Setting his novel in New York City of the 1840s, James masterfully explores the moral consequences of a tender heart's ruthless manipulation
The American : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Henry James( Book )

435 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 7,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of Henry James' "The America" that includes a textual history of the novel, background and source materials, and critical articles by James and others
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

301 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Amerigo muses on his approaching marriage, and on the likely consequences of an alliance between Russian aristocracy and American money
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

232 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes directly to the heart of sexual politics
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )

374 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 4,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a young woman from Schenectady, New York, who, while traveling in Europe, runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome
The complete tales of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

129 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses James' tales and provides a summary of his scholarship and criticism
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

252 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled back and forth between her father and mother, both of them amoral and monstrously self-involved. After her parents find new spouses -- and after the new spouses find themselves drawn to each other, as much for Maisie's sake as their own -- Maisie feels even more misplaced. As she observes the world of adults and their adulteries, and finds herself in the position to decide her own fate, Henry James's rendering of her child's-eye view -- his depiction of what precisely Maisie knows -- draws the reader into this scathing satire of social mores and insightful meditation on familial dependence
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

134 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and held by 3,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )

41 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 3,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 21 stories in Complete Stories 1892-1898 represent James at the peak of his storytelling powers. Among them are "The Turn of the Screw," one of his most popular works, a terrifying exercise in psychological horror centering on the corruption of childhood innocence; "The Real Thing," a playful consideration of the illusions of art and the paradoxes of authenticity; "The Figure in the Carpet," "The Death of the Lion," and "The Middle Years," three very different expositions of the mysteries of authorship, embodying some of James's most profound insights into the nature of his own art; "The Altar of the Dead," a somber, ultimately wrenching meditation on the relation of the living to the dead; and "In the Cage," an extended evocation of the inner life of a young woman trapped in a dehumanizing job at a postal-and-telegraph office
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

171 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter When Henry James chose to, as he did in The Princess Casamassima, he could write about the political turbulence of his era with astonishing excitement and directness. The London underworld of terrorist conspiracies that entangles his hero, Hyacinth Robinson, comes alive under his pen with a violence that seems, 100 years later, only too familiar." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0410/91053000.html
The Aspern papers. The Europeans by Henry James( Book )

247 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American editor rents a room in Venice in the home of Juliana Bordereau, the elderly mistress of Jeffrey Aspern, a deceased Romantic poet, in order to procure from her the poet's papers
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )

294 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eugenia, Baroness Münster, wife of a German princeling who wishes to be rid of her, crosses the ocean with her brother Felix to seek out their American relatives. ... The advent of these visiters is viewed by the Wentworths, in the suburbs of Boston, with wonder and some apprehension."--Cover
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 2,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, part of The Library of America's historic new five-volume edition of James's world-famous stories, gathers his first 24 published stories. Diverse in subject, setting, and formal technique, they show the young James equally at ease writing historical tales or exploring contemporary events, as in three stories that treat the effects of the Civil War on civilians. James very early exhibited his famous psychological acuity, as in "Master Eustace," a study of a spoiled child's emotional ruthlessness, and "Guest's Confession," a comic portrayal of the narcissism of an arrogant businessman. Here are early examples of James's lifelong fascination with art and artists, and the first explorations of some of his most significant themes: the force of social convention and the compromises it demands; the complex and often ambiguous encounter between Europe and America; the energies of human passion measured against the rigors of artistic discipline. Adumbrating later triumphs, and compelling in their own right, the stories in this volume reveal an accomplished young talent mastering the art of the short story."--Jacket
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

156 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An awkward, innocent, and eager young sculptor from Massachusetts travels to Rome, where his creative impulse is frustrated by the conflict between his puritan conscience and the artistic freedom and cultural sophistication of the Eternal City
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

103 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the psychological impact of European culture upon an American girl, Isabel Archer, and of her unfortunate marriage
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( Book )

80 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young girl working in a Mayfair post office is privy to the brief yet substantial messages telegraphed by wealthy, fashionable people to their similar friends. As she reads, she develops her own particular intimacy with various scandals, amours, and intrigues. Her mind captive in the cage of her workplace, and with only the prospect of a rather dull marriage to look forward to, she surrenders to her powerful imagination, her chosen entertainment being the sporadic visits of the dashing Captain Everard, and the 'extravagance, selfishness, immorality, and crimes' of the idle rich."--Jacket
English hours by Henry James( Book )

44 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring was already in the air, in the town; there was no rain but there was still less sun - one wondered what had become of it, on this side of the world - and the grey mildness, shading away into black at any pretext, appeared in itself a promise.' Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the next three decades. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his way first to London, the 'dreadful, delightful city', which he would come to both love and hate. James revelled in the exoticism and immensity of all that was unknown to him and his writing spills over wit
 
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Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

Džems, Henri

Dzheĭms, G.

Dzheĭms, G. 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, Genri

Dzheĭms, Genri 1843-1916

Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916

Henri Džejms

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James 1843-1916

James, H. 1843-1916

James, Helen

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James, Henry Jr.

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Jeimsŭ, Henri

Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916

Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916

Xhejms, Henri 1843-1916

Τζειος, Χενρι

Τζειος, Χενρι 1843־1916

Χένρι Τζέιμς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Генры Джэймс

Генрі Джеймс

Гэнры Джэймз

Джеймс, Генри

Джеймс, Генри 1843-1916

Джеймс, Генри американский писатель и литературный критик

Хенри Джеймс

Хенри Џејмс

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ג׳יימס, הנרי

ג׳יימס, הנרי 1843־1916

ג׳ײמס, הנרי 1843־1916

ג'יימס, הנרי 1843-1916

ג'ימס, הנרי 1843-1916

ג'מס, הנרי 1843-1916

הנרי ג'יימס

‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916

هنري جيمس

هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

هنری جیمز نویسنده آمریکایی

ھێنری جەیمز

ہنری جیمز

हेन्री जेम्स

হেনরি জেমস

ਹੈਨਰੀ ਜੇਮਜ਼

ಹೆನ್ರಿ ಜೇಮ್ಸ್

ჰენრი ჯეიმზი

제임스, H. 1843-1916

제임스, 헨리 1843-1916

헨리 제임스

ሄንሪ ጄምስ

ジェイムズ, H

ジェイムズ, ヘンリー

ヘンリー・ジェイムズ

ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916

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The wings of the doveWashington SquareThe American : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe golden bowlThe Bostonians : a novelDaisy MillerThe complete tales of Henry JamesWhat Maisie knew