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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 )

256 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 7,931 WorldCat member 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
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

315 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 7,561 WorldCat member 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 )

417 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 7,355 WorldCat member 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 American : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Henry James( Book )

383 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 6,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of Henry James' "The America" that includes a textual history of the novel, background and source materials, and critical articles by James and others
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

302 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,472 WorldCat member 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 )

230 editions published between 1881 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,186 WorldCat member 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
Novels, 1871-1880 by Henry James( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five novels dramatize the interaction of Americans with more sophisticated Europeans
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )

273 editions published between 1877 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 4,205 WorldCat member 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
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

79 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

240 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,822 WorldCat member 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 3,541 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,163 WorldCat member 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
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

148 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides literary criticism on Hawthorne's writings plus a commentary on American life, society and manners during the nineteenth century in America
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )

242 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,891 WorldCat member 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

213 editions published between 1875 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,891 WorldCat member 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 )

103 editions published between 1881 and 2009 in English and held by 2,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the psychological impact of European culture upon an American girl, Isabel Archer, and of her unfortunate marriage
The turn of the screw. An authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism by Henry James( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member 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
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( Book )

82 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member 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
English hours by Henry James( Book )

46 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A must-read for travelers, Anglophiles, and fans of Henry James. These engaging essays capture the wonder and pleasure of James's first experiences in England, the country that later became his adopted home for half a century. Lively vignettes take the reader from the city to the country to the seaside, each one brimming with James's insights and sparkling prose
Italian hours by Henry James( Book )

53 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a remarkably talented family, Henry James is regarded as one of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century. Although he is best known for novels such as The Wings of the Dove and The Portrait of a Lady, James was also a renowned essayist. This volume collects a series of essays about James' extensive travels in Italy, which were written and revised by the author over a period of 40 years
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Novels, 1871-1880
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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

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James, Helen

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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

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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

The wings of the doveWashington SquareThe American : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticismThe golden bowlThe Bostonians : a novelNovels, 1871-1880Daisy MillerLiterary criticism