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Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 103 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 15,819 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Short stories  History  Novellas 
Classifications: PS2120, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
The letters of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from America by Rupert Brooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Cooke is] one of the most gifted and urbane essayists of the century, a supreme master." -- The Spectator. As the voice of the BBC's Letter from America for close to six decades, Alistair Cooke addressed several millions of listeners on five continents. They tuned in every Friday evening or Sunday morning to listen to his erudite and entertaining reports on life in the United States. He had "a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms. "Letters from America: 1946-1951 contains highlights from the first five years of Alistair Cooke's legendary BBC radio program, years when listeners were eager to put the horrors of World War II behind them. Cooke's lively and illuminating dispatches from New York perfectly capture the spirit of the times. From the significance of Labor Day to reflections on the changing seasons to the heroic Long Island duck that saved two people from drowning, little escapes the broadcaster's sharp reportorial eye and affable wit. This collection includes Cooke's historical tour of Washington, DC, and his thoughts on why New York is such a singular city, and covers more serious topics such as the Soviet threat and the anxieties of the atomic age. Always captivating, Cooke treats the reader to profiles of Joe Louis and Will Rogers and reflections on Damon Runyon's America, and concludes with a "Letter to an Intending Immigrant. "Letters from America: 1946-1951, the first volume of Cooke's iconic broadcasts, offers a captivating journey through culture, history, and politics and is a classic of twentieth-century journalism
The Oxford book of American essays by Brander Matthews( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Franklin and Emerson to Whitman and Roosevelt, Brander Matthews expertly selected 32 essays on topics literary, political and humorous spanning over a century of this form's development in America
A little tour in France by Henry James( Book )

5 editions published between 1885 and 1900 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am ashamed to begin with saying that Touraine is the garden of France; that remark has long ago lost its bloom. The town of Tours, however, has some thing sweet and bright, which suggests that it is sur- rounded by a land of fruits. It is a very agreeable little city; few towns of its size are more ripe, more complete, or, I should suppose, in better humor with themselves and less disposed to envy the responsibili- ties of bigger places
The novels and tales of Henry James by Henry James( Book )

in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Newman is a newly wealthy American businessman who has given up on the petty competitions of American business life. The novel is set in Europe as he travels the world hoping to experience culture and find a wife. However, trouble begins with his courtship of a young Parisian widow
English hours by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring was already in the air, in the town; there was no rain but there was still less sun - one wondered what had become of it, on this side of the world - and the grey mildness, shading away into black at any pretext, appeared in itself a promise.' Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the next three decades. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his way first to London, the 'dreadful, delightful city', which he would come to both love and hate. James revelled in the exoticism and immensity of all that was unknown to him and his writing spills over wit
The question of our speech; The lesson of Balzac; two lectures by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James delivered these two lectures, one at the 1905 graduation of Bryn Mawr College and the second at the Contemporary Club of Philadelphia, also in 1905
The middle years by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this incomplete and fragmented autobiography that was published posthumously, James discusses his encounters with well-known writers and his first impressions of London
Notes on novelists, with some other notes by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James published this work of collected literary criticism in 1914, with the individual pieces drawn from the preceding two decades. James discusses Robert Louis Stevenson, Gustave Flaubert, George Sand, and others. It is on these essays, as well as the introductions to his own collected works, that James's reputation as one of the most acute literary critics of his era rests
Essays in London and elsewhere by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1893 volume offers the eminent author's collection of essays written in and about London
A small boy and others by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1913, this autobiography by James tells of his childhood and adolescence in a wealthy and accomplished family. He zeros in on highs such as meeting Thackery and Dickens, or lows of feeling too ashamed to join other children dancing. James focuses his novelist's eye on the painfully shy but precociously gifted boy he once was, and the result is a self-portrait of rare honesty and critical judgment
A writer's recollections by Humphry Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1899 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young and brilliant artist, Arthur [Bailey] travelled to South Africa in the late 1890s to pursue his best friend's sister, the beautiful and engimatic Carwyn Hamilton. His subsequent revelations about Carwyn were to blight his life and torment him for decades afterwards."--Page 4 of cover
Edwin Austin Abbey, royal academician : the record of his life and work by E. V Lucas( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The better sort by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American scene by Henry James( Book )

3 editions published between 1904 and 1907 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1904, Henry James spent a year on the road lecturing and studying. The travel writing he produced was published in several articles through the years until eventually being collated in a book published in 1907. Reception varied largely depending on the politics of the critics as James was not shy with his opinions
Daisy Miller and An international episode by Henry James( Book )

2 editions published between 1892 and 1918 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In An International Episode, Henry James introduces his readers to his bi-national world of love and nostalgia. Like in many of his novels, the book's main concern is about the interaction and the cultural differences between the Old World and the New World. Two British gentlemen visit the US and meet two beautiful American females who later return the visit in London. In addition to the romantic side of the story, the narrative focuses on social and cultural misunderstandings, faux pas and false friends, which makes the work very close to a comedy of manners. Being torn between his loyalty and love for his mother country and his longing for the European world of tradition and authenticity where he spent most of his life, James's work can be seen as an attempt to highlight the fundamental distinctions that separate the two cultures. Throughout the narrative and right before the sudden and unhelpful closing of the plot, the different characters are stereotypically presented; their manners, their social conventions, hypocrisy and prejudice are ironically highlighted, which makes of An International Episode an authentic reference that offers a balanced overview of British and American cultures and differences around the turn of the century
 
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Library of Congress. Henry James Collection

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