WorldCat Identities

James, Henry 1843-1916

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Henry James
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Henry James
The portrait of a lady: an authoritative text, Henry James and the novel, reviews and criticism by Henry James( Book )

787 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 13,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the psychological impact of European culture upon an American girl, Isabel Archer, and of her unfortunate marriage--Novelist
The ambassadors : an authoritative text, the author on the novel, criticism by Henry James( Book )

494 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 9,280 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 )

485 editions published between 1902 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 7,893 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 )

525 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 7,770 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 )

443 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 6,216 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 )

327 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 )

587 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 5,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of James's classic novel presents the 1908 New York Edition along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised for a student audience - that read The Turn of the Screw from five contemporary critical perspectives." "Each critical essay is accompanied by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of the critical perspective and by a bibliography that promotes further exploration of that approach." "In addition, the text and essays are complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical contexts for James and The Turn of the Screw, a survey of critical responses to the novel since its initial publication, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms."--Jacket
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

208 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 4,962 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 )

271 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,994 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 )

515 editions published between 1877 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,875 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 )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 3,207 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 princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

231 editions published between 1886 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 3,132 WorldCat member 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 Europeans by Henry James( Book )

313 editions published between 1878 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,100 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 )

161 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,910 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 awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

189 editions published between 1899 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London society takes its toll on a young girl unprepared for the corruptions of the "coming out" season
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

212 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,799 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
Literary criticism by Henry James( Book )

63 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
Complete stories, 1864-1874 by Henry James( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 2,561 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 )

119 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 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 Aspern papers by Henry James( Book )

104 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 599 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.04 for Literary i ... to 0.41 for The awkwar ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Literary criticism
Alternative Names
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 novelista, escritor de contos curtos e crítico literario 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

Генри Джеймс американский писатель и литературный критик

Генры Джэймс

Генрі Джеймс

Гэнры Джэймз

Джеймс, Генри

Джеймс, Генри 1843-1916

Джеймс, Генри американский писатель и литературный критик

Хенри Джеймс

Хенри Џејмс

Հենրի Ջեյմս

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

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 1843-1916


詹姆士, 亨利

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