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James, Henry 1811-1882

Overview
Works: 231 works in 683 publications in 9 languages and 18,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  History  Periodicals  Reviews  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: CT275.J28, 929.2
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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

44 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alluring, high-spirited American heiress Isabel - "I always want to know the things one shouldn't do ... so as to choose"--Is in Europe to seek her own destiny. But after refusing marriage proposals from both Lord Warburton, a "prince" of the aristocracy, and Caspar Goodwood, a "prince" of American industry, Isabel becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond, whom she sees as the "prince" she has been looking for. To him, she represents a superior prize worth a fortune; through him, she faces a tragic choice. Love, intrigue, and betrayal make this timeless, many-layered masterpiece a profound and moving mirror of the human condition
Henry James, Senior: a selection of his writings by Henry James( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary remains of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

23 editions published between 1884 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social significance of our institutions an oration delivered by request of the citizens at Newport, R.I., July 4th, 1861 by Henry James( Book )

16 editions published between 1861 and 1966 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moralism and Christianity or, Man's experience and destiny. In three lectures by Henry James( Book )

13 editions published between 1850 and 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of evil : considered in a letter to the Rev. Edward Beecher, D.D. author of "The Conflict of Ages" by Henry James( Book )

15 editions published between 1855 and 1984 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of Swedenborg : being an elucidation of his doctrine of the divine natural humanity by Henry James( Book )

17 editions published between 1869 and 1983 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance and shadow: or, Morality and religion in their relation to life: an essay upon the physics of of creation by Henry James( Book )

23 editions published between 1863 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The leading words of my title-page call for a precise definition, in order that the reader may clearly discern the aim of the discussion to which I invite his attention. By morality I mean that sentiment of selfhood or property which every man not an idiot feels in his own body. It is a state of conscious freedom or rationality, exempting him from the further control of parents or guardians, and entitling him in his own estimation and that of his fellows, to the undivided ownership of his words and deeds. It is the basis of conscience in man, or what enables him to appropriate good and evil to himself, instead of ascribing the former as he may one day learn to do exclusively to celestial, the latter exclusively to infernal influence. The word is often viciously used as a synonyme of spiritual goodness, as when we say, "A is a very moral man," meaning a just one; or, "B is a very immoral man," meaning an unjust one. No man can be either good or evil, either just or unjust, but by virtue of his morality; i. e. unless he have selfhood or freedom entitling him to own his action. This is a conditio sine qua non. The action by which he majority or manhood, what every man, as man, possesses in common with every other man. By religion I mean -- what is invariably meant by the term where the thing itself still exists -- such a conscience on man's part of a forfeiture of the Divine favor, as perpetually urges him to make sacrifices of his ease, his convenience, his wealth, and if need be his life, in order to restore himself, if so it be possible, to that favor. This is religion in its literal form; natural religion; religion as it stands authenticated by the universal instincts of the race, before it has undergone a spiritual conversion into life, and while claiming still a purely ritual embodiment It is however in this gross form the germ of all humane culture. Accordingly we sometimes use the term in an accommodated sense, i. e. to express the spiritual results with which religion is fraught rather than the mere carnal embodiment it first of all offers to such results. Thus the apostle James says: Pure and undefiled religion (i. e., religion viewed no longer as a letter, but as a spirit), is to visit the fatherless and the widow, and keep oneself unspotted from the world (i. e., has exclusive reference to the life). We also say proverbially, handsome is that handsome does; not meaning of course to stretch the word handsome out of its literal dimensions, but only by an intelligible metonomy of body for soul, or what is natural for what is spiritual, to express in a compendious way the superiority of moral to physical beauty. My reader will always understand me, then, as using the word religion in its strictly literal signification, to indicate our ritual or ceremonious homage to the Divine name. Now morality and religion, thus interpreted, are regarded on my title-page as concurring to promote the evolution of man's spiritual destiny on earth"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Lectures and miscellanies by Henry James( Book )

8 editions published between 1852 and 1983 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, marriage and divorce, and the sovereignty of the individual by Stephen Pearl Andrews( Book )

24 editions published between 1853 and 1990 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity : the logic of creation by Henry James( Book )

12 editions published between 1857 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait of a lady by Jane Campion( Visual )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her follow-up to The piano, director Jane Campion brings her vision to Henry James' classic novel of freedom and seduction. Step behind the scenes for a journey through the making of her film. Go on the set with cast and crew as they recreate the world of late 19th century Europe
What constitutes the state? : [a lecture delivered before the young Men's Association of the City of Albany] by Henry James( Book )

10 editions published between 1846 and 1983 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Massachusetts quarterly review( )

in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church of Christ not an ecclesiasticism by Henry James( Book )

7 editions published between 1854 and 1983 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and the perfect life by Henry James( Book )

7 editions published between 1906 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts for the new times by Henry James( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of a son and brother by Henry James( Book )

13 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of Henry James's autobiography, Notes of a Son and Brother, was completed just a few months before his death. Here, James covers the time of the Civil War, discusses his early adulthood, his first efforts at writing fiction, and the death of his beloved cousin, Minny Temple. A moving and insightful book
Letter to a Swedenborgian by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 1847 and 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social significance of our institutions an oration by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 1861 and 1966 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
James, Henry 1811-1882 Senior

James, Henry 1811-1882 Sr

James, Henry Senior 1811-1882

James, Henry Sr

James, Henry Sr. 1811-1882

James Sr. Henry 1811-1882

Tzaiems, Chenre 1811-1882

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The nature of evil : considered in a letter to the Rev. Edward Beecher, D.D. author of "The Conflict of Ages"Notes of a son and brotherThe father : a life of Henry James, Sr.The nature of true virtue : theology, psychology, and politics in the writings of Henry James, Sr., Henry James, Jr., and William JamesHenry James and the father questionHenry JamesWomen and personal property in the Victorian novel