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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

873 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 19,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

749 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 12,128 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 by Henry James( Book )

598 editions published between 1877 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 12,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-made American goes to Europe to enjoy his fortune and becomes engaged to a French widow from a noble family. Depicts the contrast between American and European culture
The ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

646 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 11,380 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 )

492 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 9,787 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 turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

667 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 7,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

454 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 7,527 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 )

377 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 7,273 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 Europeans by Henry James( )

416 editions published between 1878 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 7,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. James' The Europeans gently satirizes both early nineteenth-century New England society and the sophisticated visiting Europeans who encounter it. While this wryly comic novel has had its critical champions - F.R. Leavis and Richard Poirier among them - it has not previously received the scholarly attention it deserves. This edition, based on the work's first book appearance in 1878, reconstructs the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts, provides extensive annotation, and gives a detailed textual history of the work, drawing on newly available James letters. It will be of interest to James scholars, book historians and students of nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature and culture, and will also re-introduce readers to the pleasures of Henry James' early style"--
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

374 editions published between 1848 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,717 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

321 editions published between 1875 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 5,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roderick Hudson was Henry James's second novel, but in later years he always spoke of it as his first, utterly disowning the earlier Watch and Ward as if it had been a discretion of his youth. It is a 'portrait of the artist as a young man' but being a Jamesian and an American artist he is fascinated with the world around him..."--Book jacket
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )

448 editions published between 1878 and 2019 in 23 languages and held by 5,364 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
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( )

121 editions published between 1898 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 4,724 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
The Aspern papers by Henry James( )

168 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming
The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

261 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London society takes its toll on a young girl unprepared for the corruptions of the "coming out" season
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

240 editions published between 1886 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,350 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 altar of the dead by Henry James( )

57 editions published between 1895 and 2018 in English and German and held by 3,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Altar of the Dead is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the transcendent power of unselfish love. Critics have generally rated this tale very high among James' works, with some calling it a "glorious fable," "magnificently written," and "one of his finest." James himself proudly placed the story at the head of volume 17 of the New York Edition (1907-09) of his fiction, before even The Beast in the Jungle. The tale has appeared in a number of later anthologies. Henry James, OM (Order of Merit) (1843-1916) was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators brought a new depth to narrative fiction. Henry James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. [Elib]
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

156 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides literary criticism on Hawthorne's writings plus a commentary on American life, society and manners during the nineteenth century in America
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
Confidence, 1880 by Henry James( )

94 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed during 1879 and 1880, the story follows the courtship of Bernard Longueville and Angela Vivian. Other prominent characters include Angela's mother, Mrs. Vivian, as well as the wealthy Gordon Wright, and Blanche Evers. The story takes place in Siena, Baden-Baden, New York, Paris and Northern France, and Egypt"--Provided by publisher
 
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Džeimsas Henris

Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

Džems, Henri

Dzheĭms, G.

Dzheĭms, G. 1843-1916

Dzheǐms, G. (Genri)

Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916

Dzheǐms, Genri

Dzheĭms, Genri 1843-1916

Dzjejms, Genri, 1843-1916

Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916

Ǧīms, Hinrī, 1843-1916

Henri Džejms

Henricus James

Henrijs Džeimss

Henry James

Henry James, Alvin Langdon Coburn

Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic

Henry James Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Henry James écrivain américain

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James 1843-1916

James, H. 1843-1916

James, Helen

James, Henry

James, Henry 1843-1916 jr

James, Henry Jr.

James Henry Jr. 1843-1916

James Henry S.

Jeimsŭ, Henri

Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916

Sames, Henry

Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916

Xhejms, Henri 1843-1916

Τζειος, Χενρι

Τζειος, Χενρι 1843־1916

Χένρι Τζέιμς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Генри Джеймс американский писатель и литературный критик

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

هنری جیمز نویسنده آمریکایی

ھێنری جەیمز

ہنری جیمز

जेम्स, हेनरी

हेन्री जेम्स

হেনরি জেমস

ਹੈਨਰੀ ਜੇਮਜ਼

ಹೆನ್ರಿ ಜೇಮ್ಸ್

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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

亨利·詹姆斯

詹姆士, 亨利

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