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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

764 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 12,149 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
The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )

488 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 9,281 WorldCat member 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 )

467 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 7,876 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 )

517 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 7,782 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 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 American by Henry James( Book )

449 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 6,270 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
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

325 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 5,443 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 turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

592 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 5,033 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 Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

204 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 4,955 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 )

263 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,881 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
Daisy Miller by Henry James( Book )

499 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,855 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
Complete stories, 1892-1898 by Henry James( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,273 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
The Europeans by Henry James( Book )

310 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,103 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"--
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

157 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,920 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

212 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,803 WorldCat member 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 )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,630 WorldCat member 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
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( Book )

118 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,214 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 )

68 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the next three decades
The Aspern papers by Henry James( Book )

101 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 593 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
Italian hours by Henry James( Book )

81 editions published between 1909 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a spot enchantment lurks in it.' 'Henry James In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard's lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James's book reviews on Italian travel-writing
The altar of the dead by Henry James( Book )

52 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Altar of the Dead is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the transcendent power of unselfish love. Critics have generally rated this tale very high among James' works, with some calling it a "glorious fable," "magnificently written," and "one of his finest." James himself proudly placed the story at the head of volume 17 of the New York Edition (1907–09) of his fiction, before even The Beast in the Jungle. The tale has appeared in a number of later anthologies. Henry James, OM (Order of Merit) (1843-1916) was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators brought a new depth to narrative fiction. Henry James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916. [Elib]
 
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Complete stories, 1892-1898
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Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

Džems, Henri

Dzheĭms, G.

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Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916

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Τζειος, Χενρι

Τζειος, Χενρι 1843־1916

Χένρι Τζέιμς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Генри Джеймс американский писатель и литературный критик

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Генрі Джеймс

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Джеймс, Генри

Джеймс, Генри 1843-1916

Джеймс, Генри американский писатель и литературный критик

Хенри Джеймс

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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

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הנרי ג'יימס

‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916

هنري جيمس

هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

هنری جیمز

هنری جیمز نویسنده آمریکایی

ھێنری جەیمز

ہنری جیمز

जेम्स, हेनरी

हेन्री जेम्स

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제임스, H. 1843-1916

제임스, 헨리 1843-1916

헨리 제임스

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ジェイムズ, H

ジェイムズ, ヘンリー

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ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916

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詹姆士, 亨利

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The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticismThe wings of the doveWashington SquareThe AmericanThe golden bowlThe turn of the screwThe Bostonians : a novelWhat Maisie knew