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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

860 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 19,686 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 enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

569 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 11,819 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 ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

485 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 11,091 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 American by Henry James( Book )

468 editions published between 1877 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 10,922 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 wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

473 editions published between 1902 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 10,052 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 golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

354 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 7,698 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 Europeans by Henry James( )

301 editions published between 1878 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 7,384 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"--
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

288 editions published between 1881 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 7,184 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 )

296 editions published between 1848 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 5,808 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( )

330 editions published between 1878 and 2019 in 21 languages and held by 5,431 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
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( Book )

255 editions published between 1875 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 5,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Henry James's first novels, Roderick Hudson is a compelling depiction of the artistic temperament and of a young man who, like Icarus, flies to close to the sun
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( )

121 editions published between 1898 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 5,083 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( )

163 editions published between 1888 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1800s Venice is the setting for this tale of greed and obsession: a crumbling, beautiful, mysterious place where the incredible becomes real and the strange is almost commonplace. In fervent pursuit of the letters written by a famous deceased poet to a former lover, the anonymous narrator becomes a lodger under a false name in the dilapidated palazzo of the woman and her spinster niece, in the hope of procuring his prize. The resulting clash of wills and cat-and-mouse games among the trio reveal the deepest motivations that drive human nature - and just how far is the narrator willing to go to get what he wants?
The altar of the dead by Henry James( )

64 editions published between 1895 and 2019 in English and held by 3,528 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
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

179 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,348 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 )

236 editions published between 1886 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,322 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." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0410/91053000.html
The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

218 editions published between 1899 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

48 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on literature -- American writers -- English writers
Confidence, 1880 by Henry James( )

93 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed during 1879 and 1880, the story follows the courtship of Bernard Longueville and Angela Vivian. Other prominent characters include Angela's mother, Mrs. Vivian, as well as the wealthy Gordon Wright, and Blanche Evers. The story takes place in Siena, Baden-Baden, New York, Paris and Northern France, and Egypt"--Provided by publisher
Italian hours by Henry James( )

91 editions published between 1909 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters of which this volume is composed have with few exceptions already been collected and were then associated with others commemorative of other impressions of (no very extensive) excursions and wanderings
 
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Džeimsas Henris

Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

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

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Henry James

Henry James, Alvin Langdon Coburn

Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic

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Jeimsŭ, Henri

Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916

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 Г. 1843-1916

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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جيمز، هنرى

جيمس, هنرى 1843-1916

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هنري جيمس

هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

هنری جیمز

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제임스, H. 1843-1916

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ジェイムズ, H

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