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James, Henry 1843-1916

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Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

435 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 10,065 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 ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

323 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 9,645 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 )

412 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 9,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful, but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems; materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness, insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl
The American by Henry James( Book )

385 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 9,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintr--eacute--; hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama a fable which in the later version printed heretakes on some of the subtleties associated with this greatest novels. - ;Ỳou you a nun; you with your beauty deface
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

270 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 6,843 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
The Bostonians, a novel by Henry James( Book )

286 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 6,671 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 portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

221 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 6,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the opportunities of Europe, Isabel Archer, a young American, is courted by three men, comes to rely on a invalid cousin, an falls prey to a scheming, sophisicated older woman
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )

319 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 5,504 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
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

246 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,465 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
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )

411 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 5,450 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, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,891 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
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories by the author of Daisy Miller and The turn of the screw
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

197 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,343 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 Aspern papers by Henry James( )

250 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assuming a false name, an American editor and critic travels to Venice, and insinuates himself as a lodger into the palace belonging to Juliana Bordereau. He believes that Juliana possesses papers and poems written to her by the long-dead poet Jeffrey Aspern, and while these papers have a monetary value, they also represent a great deal more to the narrator. Juliana is now an elderly lady who lives in "obscurity" with her spinster niece, Tita. Officially, to those who have sought unpublished Aspern material in the past, Juliana and Tita state that no such papers exist. The narrator takes rooms in the palace with no clear plan in mind--except to ascertain that the papers really exist, and to acquire them ... somehow
The short stories of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

197 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

78 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

211 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,269 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."
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

112 editions published between 1881 and 1983 in English and held by 3,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
In the cage by Henry James( )

67 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long recognized as one of the most refined and insightful American writers of the nineteenth century, Henry James turns his keen powers of perception and observation to the case of a London telegraph operator in the novella In the Cage. Over time, the operator becomes adept at inferring personal details from customers' messages and develops an unhealthy interest in the quotidian lives of those she serves. A masterpiece of psychological subtlety, In the Cage is a must-read for fans of
The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

206 editions published between 1899 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London society takes its toll on a young girl unprepared for the corruptions of the "coming out" season
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Alternative Names
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

Henry James

Henry James, Alvin Langdon Coburn

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James, H. 1843-1916

James, Helen

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James, Henry Jr.

James Henry Jr. 1843-1916

James, Henry S.

Jeimsŭ, Henri

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

ג'מס, הנרי 1843-1916

‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916

هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

ジェイムズ, H

ジェイムズ, ヘンリー

ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916

The ambassadorsThe wings of the doveThe AmericanThe golden bowlThe Bostonians, a novelThe portrait of a ladyThe EuropeansWhat Maisie knew