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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 )
265 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 8,704 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 )
314 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 7,527 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
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )
247 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 7,026 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 golden bowl by Henry James( Book )
303 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,476 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 American by Henry James( Book )
392 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 5,440 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 Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )
212 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,932 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 turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )
477 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 19 languages and held by 4,776 libraries worldwide
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )
80 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and held by 3,406 libraries worldwide
Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )
138 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,318 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 )
218 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 3,299 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
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )
31 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,133 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 princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )
161 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,051 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."
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )
76 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,040 libraries worldwide
Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )
282 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,998 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
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )
148 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,933 libraries worldwide
Provides literary criticism on Hawthorne's writings plus a commentary on American life, society and manners during the nineteenth century in America
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,593 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )
132 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,364 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 portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )
107 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and held by 2,104 libraries worldwide
Tells of the psychological impact of European culture upon an American girl, Isabel Archer, and of her unfortunate marriage--Novelist
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( Book )
80 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,130 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( Book )
128 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 672 libraries worldwide
1800s Venice is the setting for this tale of greed and obsession: a crumbling, beautiful, mysterious place where the incredible becomes real and the strange is almost commonplace. In fervent pursuit of the letters written by a famous deceased poet to a former lover, the anonymous narrator becomes a lodger under a false name in the dilapidated palazzo of the woman and her spinster niece, in the hope of procuring his prize. The resulting clash of wills and cat-and-mouse games among the trio reveal the deepest motivations that drive human nature - and just how far is the narrator willing to go to get what he wants?
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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
Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916
Ǧīms, Hinrī, 1843-1916
Henri Džejms
Henricus James
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Henry James
Henry James, Alvin Langdon Coburn
Henry James Amerikaans romanschrijver
Henry James amerikansk författare
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Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916
Sames, Henry
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
जेम्स, हेनरी
हेन्री जेम्स
হেনরি জেমস
ਹੈਨਰੀ ਜੇਮਜ਼
ಹೆನ್ರಿ ಜೇಮ್ಸ್
ჰენრი ჯეიმზი
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 1843-1916
詹姆士, 亨利
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