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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

976 editions published between 1880 and 2022 in 18 languages and held by 19,012 WorldCat member 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
The American by Henry James( )

626 editions published between 1877 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 12,042 WorldCat member 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
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

632 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 11,268 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 ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

561 editions published between 1881 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 10,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet." --Amazon
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

515 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 10,023 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
The turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

940 editions published between 1879 and 2022 in 20 languages and held by 8,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

501 editions published between 1878 and 2022 in 4 languages and held by 7,783 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 )

421 editions published between 1881 and 2022 in 11 languages and held by 7,431 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
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

441 editions published between 1848 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 5,918 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

357 editions published between 1875 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 5,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick Hudson, egotistical, beautiful and an exceptionally gifted sculptor, but poor, is taken from New England to Rome by Rowland Mallet, a rich man of fine appreciative sensibilities, who intends to give Roderick the scope to develop his genius. Together they seem like twins or lovers, opposing halves of what should have been an ideal whole
Daisy Miller by Henry James( )

355 editions published between 1878 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 5,338 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
The Europeans by Henry James( )

266 editions published between 1878 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 4,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. James' The Europeans gently satirizes both early nineteenth-century New England society and the sophisticated visiting Europeans who encounter it. While this wryly comic novel has had its critical champions - F.R. Leavis and Richard Poirier among them - it has not previously received the scholarly attention it deserves. This edition, based on the work's first book appearance in 1878, reconstructs the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts, provides extensive annotation, and gives a detailed textual history of the work, drawing on newly available James letters. It will be of interest to James scholars, book historians and students of nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature and culture, and will also re-introduce readers to the pleasures of Henry James' early style"--
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( )

135 editions published between 1898 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 4,737 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
The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

295 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns an English society girl who is her mother's rival for the love of a young man
The Aspern papers by Henry James( )

165 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member 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
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

193 editions published between 1870 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,393 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 princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

252 editions published between 1886 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 3,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 altar of the dead by Henry James( )

68 editions published between 1895 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Altar of the Dead" by Henry James is a short story about a man, George Stransom who lost the love of his life, Mary Antrim, before they were able to get married. As Stransom's friends start to die, he struggles to forgive Acton Hague who had wronged him in the past
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
The spoils of Poynton by Henry James( Book )

229 editions published between 1896 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house and its exquisite antique furnishings and artwork become the source of a protracted struggle involving the proud and imperious Mrs. Gereth, her amiable son, Owen, his philistine fiancée, Mona Brigstock, and the sensitive Fleda Vetch, whose moral judgment is tested by her conflicting allegiances
 
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The portrait of a lady
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The AmericanWashington SquareThe ambassadorsThe wings of the doveThe turn of the screwThe golden bowlThe Bostonians : a novelWhat Maisie knew
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Džeimsas H.

Džeimsas Henris

Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

Džejms, Genri.

Džejms, Henri

Džejmz, Henri

Džems, Henri

Dzheĭms, G.

Dzheĭms, G 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, Genri

Dzheĭms, Genri 1843-1916

Dzjejms, Genri, 1843-1916

Ǧaims, Hinrī 1843-1916

Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916

Ǧīms, Hinrī, 1843-1916

Henri Džejms

Henricus James

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Henry James American-born British writer and literary critic

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Henry, James, Jr., 1843-1916

Henry James novelista, escritor de contos curtos e crítico literario estadounidense

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Jeimsŭ, Henri

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Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916

Xhejms, Henri 1843-1916

Τζέημς Χένρυ 1843-1916

Τζέιμς Χένρι 1843-1916

Τζειος, Χενρι

Τζειος, Χενρι 1843־1916

Χένρι Τζέιμς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Генри Джеймс американский писатель и литературный критик

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Гэнры Джэймз

Джеймс Г. 1843-1916

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ג׳יימס, הנרי

ג׳יימס, הנרי 1843־1916

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جيمز، هنرى

جيمس, هنرى 1843-1916

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هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

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제임스, H. 1843-1916

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