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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )
539 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 18,433 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 determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )
387 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 10,009 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 ambassadors by Henry James( Book )
307 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 9,585 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 )
326 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,845 libraries worldwide
Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful, but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems; materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness, insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl
The American by Henry James( Book )
323 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 8,789 libraries worldwide
A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintr--eacute--; hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama a fable which in the later version printed heretakes on some of the subtleties associated with this greatest novels. - ;Ỳou you a nun; you with your beauty deface
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )
222 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,673 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 )
254 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,526 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
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )
404 editions published between 1877 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 6,334 libraries worldwide
Daisy Miller is a beautiful and flirtatious rich young American visiting a Swiss spa. There she meets upper class expatriate American, Frederick Winterbourne, who is warned about her reckless ways with men by his aunt. Their relationship and Daisy's with the Italian lawyer Mr. Giovanelli leads to a climactic scene in the Coliseum in Rome, followed by tragedy and regret
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )
272 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,337 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
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )
27 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4,873 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
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )
166 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,495 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
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,492 libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories by the author of Daisy Miller and The turn of the screw
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )
191 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,318 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
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )
73 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,623 libraries worldwide
Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )
196 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,216 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."
The Aspern papers by Henry James( file )
110 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,108 libraries worldwide
Assuming a false name, an American editor and critic travels to Venice, and insinuates himself as a lodger into the palace belonging to Juliana Bordereau. He believes that Juliana possesses papers and poems written to her by the long-dead poet Jeffrey Aspern, and while these papers have a monetary value, they also represent a great deal more to the narrator. Juliana is now an elderly lady who lives in "obscurity" with her spinster niece, Tita. Officially, to those who have sought unpublished Aspern material in the past, Juliana and Tita state that no such papers exist. The narrator takes rooms in the palace with no clear plan in mind--except to ascertain that the papers really exist, and to acquire them ... somehow
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )
132 editions published between 1870 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,073 libraries worldwide
As indispensable today as it was when first published in 1879, Henry James's critical biography of his predecessor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, has achieved canonical status among students of American literature. Hawthorne is an examination of one great American writer's life and work by another
The short stories of Henry James by Henry James( Book )
141 editions published between 1889 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,071 libraries worldwide
The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller
In the cage by Henry James( file )
53 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 2,990 libraries worldwide
Long recognized as one of the most refined and insightful American writers of the nineteenth century, Henry James turns his keen powers of perception and observation to the case of a London telegraph operator in the novella In the Cage. Over time, the operator becomes adept at inferring personal details from customers' messages and develops an unhealthy interest in the quotidian lives of those she serves. A masterpiece of psychological subtlety, In the Cage is a must-read for fans of James' work
Novels, 1871-1880 by Henry James( Book )
39 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 2,962 libraries worldwide
Five novels dramatize the interaction of Americans with more sophisticated Europeans
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Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916
Džems, Henri
Dzheĭms, G.
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Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916
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Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916
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Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916
Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916
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Джеймс, Генри 1843-1916
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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
‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916
هنري جيمس، 1843-1916
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ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916
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