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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 )

566 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 9,482 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 short stories of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

761 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in 24 languages and held by 9,210 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
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

600 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 7,871 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 fiancé of fortune-hunting and threatens her with disinheritance, forcing Catherine to choose between lover and father
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

437 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 7,672 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 American by Henry James( Book )

542 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 6,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy young American faces rejection when he courts the daughter of French aristocrats
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

398 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 5,885 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 )

327 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,359 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
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

351 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,577 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 spoils of Poynton, and other stories by Henry James( Book )

263 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

162 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

241 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 3,261 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
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )

40 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,239 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 Europeans by Henry James( Book )

371 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,164 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

284 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,032 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 )

233 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,963 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 )

142 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the only book-length study James wrote about a fellow novelist, and it's not surprising he picked Hawthorne for such extended treatment. The tradition Hawthorne began in American literature - the morally intense exploration of the universality of guilt and the ambiguities of human choice - was clearly carried on by James. Although James expressed misgivings about some of Hawthorne's more extravagant symbolism and heavy reliance on allegory, he shared his predecessor's constant interest in moral quandaries, divided loyalties, and the inevitable conflicts between imaginative protagonists and intractable reality" --
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,554 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
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

143 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the psychological impact of European culture upon an American girl, Isabel Archer, and of her unfortunate marriage
The Aspern papers, Louisa Pallant, the modern warning by Henry James( Book )

231 editions published between 1888 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 1,165 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
Italian hours by Henry James( Book )

74 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a spot enchantment lurks in it.' 'Henry James In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard's lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James's book reviews on Italian travel-writing
 
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Complete stories, 1892-1898
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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

Gyms, Henry 1843-1916

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James, H. 1843-1916

James, Helen

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James Henry Jr. 1843-1916

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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

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

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The short stories of Henry JamesWashington SquareThe wings of the doveThe AmericanThe golden bowlThe Bostonians : a novelWhat Maisie knewThe spoils of Poynton, and other stories