Most widely held works about Henry James
Most widely held works by Henry James
The portrait of a lady by Henry James ( Book )
155 editions published between 1881 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Considered by many as one of the finest novels in the English language, The Portrait of a Lady is both a dramatic Victorian tale of betrayal and a wholly modern psychological study of a woman caught in machinations she only comes to understand too late. This new edition usefully tracks the major textual changes James made for his New York Edition. - ;'One ought to choose something very deliberately, and be faithful to that.'Isabel Archer is a young, intelligent, and spirited American girl, determined to relish her first experience of Europe. She rejects two eligible suitors in her fervent comm.
The turn of the screw by Henry James ( Book )
93 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Written in 1897, The Turn of the Screw remains one of the most suspenseful and fascinating ghost stories ever written. A governess arrives at an isolated English mansion to care for two seemingly angelic but rather strange young children, and the appearance of two evil phantoms leads her to question her sanity.
The turn of the screw and, the aspern papers by Henry James ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
State of the nation causes and effects of the rise and fall in value of property and commodities from the year 1790 to the present time, with tables of taxation, loans, exchequer bills, bank issues, bullion, imports, exports, prices, &c. &c by Henry James ( Book )
4 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Essays on money, exchanges, and political economy showing the cause of the fluctuation in prices and of the depreciation in the value of property of late years : also explaining the cause of the deranged and distressed state of the country since the peace in 1814, and pointing out the safest, speediest, and easiest method of removing the same by Henry James ( Book )
5 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Essay on the currency, or, The alterations in the value of money, the great cause of the distressed state of the country with a comparison between the state of the currency in the reign of William III and its present debased or depreciated state by Henry James ( Book )
4 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Considerations on the policy or impolicy of the further continuance of the bank restriction act by Henry James ( Book )
4 editions published in 1818 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
An inquiry into the cause of the distressed state of the country demonstrating the principle upon which aggregate prices are regulated by Henry James ( Book )
4 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Observations on the state of the country, or, A Concise statement of its present situation and resources and what it was previous to the late long and expensive war with France, compared with the present situation of the neighboring states of the continent by Henry James ( Book )
2 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The Europeans by Henry James ( Book )
37 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The Europeans: A sketch is a short novel by Henry James, published in 1878. It is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitudes of two visitors from Europe with those of their relatives living in the 'new' world of New England. The novel first appeared as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly for July-October, 1878. James made numerous minor revisions for the first book publication.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Washington Square by Henry James ( Book )
87 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The ambassadors by Henry James ( Book )
61 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
One of Henry James's three late masterpieces, The Ambassadors is a bittersweet paean to the life not lived and one of the most achingly beautiful and moving novels ever written.
The Bostonians by Henry James ( Book )
50 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Dealing heavily with the then very timely political issue of feminism and the changing role of women in society, Henry James's The Bostonians is the story of Civil War veteran Basil Ransom's conflict with his cousin Olive Chancellor for the allegiance and affection of Boston feminist Verena Tarrant.
The wings of the dove by Henry James ( Book )
52 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The Wings of the Dove is an indelible take on the tragic love triangle in which two poor yet ardent lovers seduce a dying woman in the hope that she will leave them her fortune.
Daisy Miller by Henry James ( Book )
51 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 70 libraries worldwide
'When beautiful young American Daisy Miller travels to Europe with her wealthy but unaristocratic mother, her innocent and friendly manner makes her more enemies than friends.'--Publisher website.
The American by Henry James ( Book )
51 editions published between 1878 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Roderick Hudson by Henry James ( Book )
35 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Roderick Hudson is a novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it is a bildungsroman that traces the development of the title character, a sculptor.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
What Maisie knew by Henry James ( Book )
42 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 55 libraries worldwide
What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later in the same year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced and irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The golden bowl by Henry James ( Book )
43 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 49 libraries worldwide
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The spoils of Poynton by Henry James ( Book )
27 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in English and German and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Adultery American literature Americans Americans--Foreign countries Audiobooks Authors, American Banks and banking Children Conrad, Joseph,--1857-1924 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Currency question Drama Economic history Eliot, George,--1819-1880 England England--London English fiction Europe Exhibition catalogs Fiction Governesses Great Britain Hard times (Dickens, Charles) History Italy Italy--Venice James, Henry James, Henry,--1843-1916 Literature Literature, Modern Manners and customs Maps Money Orphans Prices Psychological fiction Readers Readers for new literates Reading (Primary) Records and correspondence Short stories Short stories, American Silver Terminally ill Theater Travel Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Turn of the screw (James, Henry) United States Young women
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