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James, Henry 1843-1916

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Most widely held works by Henry James
The portrait of a lady by Henry James ( Book )
641 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 16,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
Washington Square by Henry James ( Book )
349 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 9,633 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 wings of the dove by Henry James ( Book )
311 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,847 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
The ambassadors by Henry James ( Book )
340 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sent to Paris by a wealthy matron to retrieve her son, Strether becomes sidetracked by intriguing complications
The American by Henry James ( Book )
322 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American by renowned novelist Henry James offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the differences--and, though less pronounced--the similarities between American culture and European culture. Regarded as one of the most important American writers of his era, James' deft juxtaposition of these two cultural traditions--set against the backdrop of a subtly nuanced love story--will delight fans of literary fiction
The turn of the screw by Henry James ( Book )
308 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty
The Bostonians, a novel by Henry James ( Book )
244 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in English and held by 6,325 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
The golden bowl by Henry James ( Book )
202 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry James' story of a pair of adulterous lovers who are married, respectively, to a rich American collector of European art and to his inexperienced daughter provides-beyond its expensive, burnished, beautifully appointed exteriors-an understanding of the rises and betrayals inherent in society that is unparalleled in literature
What Maisie knew by Henry James ( Book )
263 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,099 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 Europeans by Henry James ( Book )
265 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,095 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
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 4,829 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
Daisy Miller by Henry James ( Book )
289 editions published between 1877 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 4,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daisy Miller is a beautiful and flirtatious rich young American visiting a Swiss spa. There she meets upper class expatriate American, Frederick Winterbourne, who is warned about her reckless ways with men by his aunt. Their relationship and Daisy's with the Italian lawyer Mr. Giovanelli leads to a climactic scene in the Coliseum in Rome, followed by tragedy and regret
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James ( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories by the author of Daisy Miller and The turn of the screw
The princess Casamassima by Henry James ( Book )
171 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,119 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."
Roderick Hudson by Henry James ( Book )
174 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,030 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 awkward age, a novel by Henry James ( Book )
178 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
London society takes its toll on a young girl unprepared for the corruptions of the "coming out" season
Hawthorne by Henry James ( Book )
116 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As indispensable today as it was when first published in 1879, Henry James's critical biography of his predecessor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, has achieved canonical status among students of American literature. Hawthorne is an examination of one great American writer's life and work by another
Novels, 1871-1880 by Henry James ( Book )
31 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five novels dramatize the interaction of Americans with more sophisticated Europeans
Novels, 1881-1886 by Henry James ( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Washington Square, The portrait of a lady, The Bostonians
Novels, 1886-1890 by Henry James ( Book )
25 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents three works from the distinguished American writer--"The Princess Cassimassima," "The Reverberator," and "The Tragic Muse"--That explore a range of ideas in a distinct realist style
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Alternative Names
Džeimss, Henrijs, 1843-1916
Džems, Henri
Dzheĭms, G.
Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916
Dzheĭms, Genri
Dzheĭms, Genri, 1843-1916
Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916
Henry James
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James, Henry, Jr
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James, Henry S.
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Jeimsǔ, Henri, 1843-1916
Tzaiems, Chenre, 1843-1916
Xhejms, Henri, 1843-1916
Τζειος, Χενρι
Τζειος, Χενρι, 1843־1916
Джеймс, Генри
Джеймс, Генри, 1843-1916
ג׳יימס, הנרי
ג׳יימס, הנרי, 1843־1916
ג׳ײמס, הנרי, 1843־1916
ג'יימס, הנרי, 1843-1916
ג'ימס, הנרי, 1843-1916
‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916
هنري جيمس، 1843-1916
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ジェイムズ, ヘンリー
ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916
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