WorldCat Identities

James, Henry

Works: 7 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 631 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Ghost stories  Satire  Novels  History  Horror tales  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Henry James
The portrait of a lady by Henry James( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James' beloved novel about a young woman's search for freedom in a world that seeks to tie her to convention. In the wake of her father's death, young Isabel Archer decides to travel to England to visit her aunt, leaving behind the life set out for her in America and spurning the romantic overtures of her Bostonian suitor. At her aunt's country estate, Isabel is determined to plot a new course unburdened by routine. But, prodded by convention at every turn, Isabel makes a decision that not only undermines her longing for independence, but may seal her fate forever. Among one of Henry James' most timeless works, The Portrait of a Lady is a rich and nuanced depiction of human psychology and the tension between the pull of social norms and the desire for autonomy. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
The turn of the screw by Henry James( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most disturbing ghost stories ever written, a tale of imagined danger and real dread A young governess arrives at a secluded country estate, hired by the manor & rsquo;s often-absent master to look after his orphaned niece and nephew. The young woman, a parson & rsquo;s daughter, is immediately charmed by eight-year-old Flora & mdash;and Miles, two years older, seems like a perfect little gentleman when he is unexpectedly sent home from his boarding school. But Miles & rsquo;s steadfast refusal to reveal the cause of his expulsion is troubling, as are the staff & rsquo;s whispered stories about the previous governess, Miss Jessel, and her lover, the mysterious valet, Peter Quint, both of whom are now dead. Most disturbing of all are the spectral figures wandering the grounds of Bly that only the new governess can see: a woman and a dark man who seem to take a special interest in Miles and Flora. No longer sure of what is real and whom she can trust, the governess desperately tries to hold on to her sanity and protect the innocent children from forces too sinister to name. A literary masterpiece whose mysteries are open to endless interpretation, The Turn of the Screw has been haunting readers for more than a century. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
The Golden bowl by Henry James( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy Maggie Verver has everything she could ever ask for - except for a husband, and a title. While in Italy, acquiring art for his museum back in the states, Maggies millionaire father Adam decides to remedy this and acquire a husband for Maggie. Enter Prince Amerigo, of a titled, but now poor, aristocratic Florentine family. Amerigo is the perfect candidate. Delighted, Maggie then reciprocates by choosing a partner for her widower father: childhood friend Charlotte Stant. The stage is set, and what unfolds is a deep and gripping exploration of fidelity and the politics of love and marriage. Published in 1904, The Golden Bowl displays Henry James at his finest: James weaves scene upon scene, set piece upon set piece, into a seamless whole, through a richly dense tapestry of beautiful, flowing prose. Along with The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove, it constitutes Jamess final, and most rewarding, phase as a novelist
The turn of the screw and, the aspern papers by Henry James( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these two chilling stories, Henry James shows himself to be a master of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension. The Turn of the Screw tells of a young governess sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Obsession of a more worldly variety lies at the heart of The Aspern Papers, the tale of a literary historian determined to get his hands on some letters written by a great poet-and prepared to use trickery and deception to achieve his aims
The odd number : thirteen tales vol. 13 by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I. Happiness -- II. A coward -- III. The wolf -- IV. The necklace -- V. The piece of string -- VI. La mère sauvage -- VII. Moonlight -- VIII. The confession -- IX. On the journey -- X. The beggar -- XI. A ghost -- XII. Little soldier -- XIII. The wreck
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'There was nothing weak about Miss Olive, she was a fighting woman, and she would fight him to the death' Basil Ransom, an attractive young Mississippi lawyer, is on a visit to his cousin Olive, a wealthy feminist, in Boston when he accompanies her to a meeting on the subject of women's emancipation. One of the speakers is Verena Tarrant, and although he disapproves of all she claims to stand for, Basil is immediately captivated by her and sets about 'reforming' her with his traditional views. But Olive has already made Verena her protégé, and soon a battle is under way for exclusive possession of her heart and mind. The Bostonians Richard Lansdown's introduction discusses The Bostonians
Dayzī Mīlir by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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