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James, Henry 1843-1916

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Works: 6,688 works in 27,570 publications in 34 languages and 799,932 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories  Biographies  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Satire 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Composer, Lyricist, Collector, Correspondent, Contributor, Librettist, Conceptor, Annotator, Illustrator
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
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The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )
473 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 9,281 libraries worldwide
This complex tale of self-discovery--considered by the author to be his best work--traces the path of an aging idealist, Lambert Strether. Arriving in Paris with the intention of persuading his young charge to abandon an obsession with a French woman and return home, Strether reaches unexpected conclusions. Astute, humorous, and intelligent, this masterpiece from the pinnacle of James' long and brilliant career remains ever vital
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )
502 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 7,812 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 wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )
339 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 7,739 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 golden bowl by Henry James( Book )
318 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,466 libraries worldwide
Prince Amerigo muses on his approaching marriage, and on the likely consequences of an alliance between Russian aristocracy and American money
The American by Henry James( Book )
400 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 5,423 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 )
197 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 4,996 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 )
571 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 4,974 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
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )
487 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,852 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
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )
240 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,691 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 portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )
132 editions published between 1881 and 2003 in English and held by 3,524 libraries worldwide
Story of a spirited American girl, reared in England by her aunt, determined to live her life to the fullest
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )
44 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 3,227 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 )
213 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,112 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
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )
306 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,094 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 )
154 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,923 libraries worldwide
Provides literary criticism on Hawthorne's writings plus a commentary on American life, society and manners during the nineteenth century in America
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )
207 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,804 libraries worldwide
"Roderick Hudson was Henry James's second novel, but in later years he always spoke of it as his first, utterly disowning the earlier Watch and Ward as if it had been a discretion of his youth. It is a 'portrait of the artist as a young man' but being a Jamesian and an American artist he is fascinated with the world around him..."--Book jacket
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,619 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 )
151 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and held by 2,197 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 )
115 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,218 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 )
137 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 691 libraries worldwide
With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming
English hours by Henry James( Book )
62 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the next three decades
 
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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
Dzjejms, Genri, 1843-1916
Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916
Ǧīms, Hinrī, 1843-1916
Henri Džejms
Henricus James
Henrijs Džeimss
Henry James
Henry James, Alvin Langdon Coburn
Henry James Amerikaans romanschrijver
Henry James amerikansk författare
Henry James amerikansk skribent
Henry James écrivain américain
Henry James escritor estadounidense
Henry James pisarz amerykański
Henry James scrittore e critico letterario statunitense
Henry James US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
James 1843-1916
James, H. 1843-1916
James, Helen
James, Henry
James, Henry 1843-1916 jr
James, Henry Jr.
James Henry Jr. 1843-1916
James Henry S.
Jeimsŭ, Henri
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
ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916
亨利·詹姆斯
詹姆士, 亨利
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