Henry James

Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American-British author. He is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.
He is best known for his novels dealing with the social and marital interplay between migr Americans, English people, and continental Europeans. Examples of such novels include The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The Wings of the Dove. His later works were increasingly experimental. In describing the internal states of mind and social dynamics of his characters, James often made use of a style in which ambiguous or contradictory motives and impressions were overlaid or juxtaposed in the discussion of a character’s psyche. For their unique ambiguity, as well as for other aspects of their composition, his late works have been compared to impressionist painting.
His novella The Turn of the Screw has garnered a reputation as the most analysed and ambiguous ghost story in the English language, and remains his most widely adapted work in other media. He also wrote a number of other highly regarded ghost stories, and is considered one of the greatest masters of the field.
James published articles and books of criticism, travel, biography, autobiography, and plays. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man, and eventually settled in England, becoming a British citizen in 1915, a year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916.


eBooks: A Bundle of Letters | A Little Tour In France | A Little Tour of France | A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly | A Passionate Pilgrim | A Small Boy and Others | An International Episode | Ancient Law | Confidence | Daisy Miller | Embarrassments Contents: | English Hours | Eugene Pickering | Four Meetings | Georgina’s Reasons | Glasses | Greville Fane | Hawthorne | In the Cage | Italian Hours | Lady Barbarina | Letters from America | Louisa Pallant | Madame de Mauves | Nicotiana | Nona Vincent | Notes of a Son and Brother | Notes on Novelists | Pandora | Partial Portraits | Picture and Text | Roderick Hudson | Sir Dominick Ferrand | Some Short Stories | The Albigensian Heresy | The Altar of the Dead | The Ambassadors | The American | The Aspern Papers | The Author Of Beltraffio | The Awkward Age | The Beast in the Jungle | The Beldonald Holbein | The Birthplace | The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II) | The Bostonians, Vol. II (of II) | The Chaperon | The Coxon Fund | The Death of the Lion | The Diary of a Man of Fifty | The Europeans | The Figure in the Carpet | The Finer Grain Contents: | The Golden Bowl, Complete | The Golden Bowl, Vol. 1 | The Golden Bowl, Vol. 2 | The Ivory Tower | The Jolly Corner | The Lesson of the Master | The Letters of Henry James (volume I) | The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II | The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 (of 2) | The Madonna of the Future | The Man Who Lived in a Shoe | The Marriages | The Middle Years | The Outcry | The Patagonia | The Path Of Duty | The Pension Beaurepas | The Point of View | The Portrait of a Lady, Vol. 1 of 2 | The Portrait of a Lady, Vol. 2 of 2 | The Princess Casamassima | The Private Life | The Pupil | The Real Thing and Other Tales | The Reverberator | The Sacred Fount | The Sense of the Past | The Spoils of Poynton | The Tragic Muse | The Turn of the Screw | The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw & Covering End | The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 | The Wings of the Dove, Volume II | Views and Reviews | Washington Square | What Maisie Knew | Within the Rim and Other Essays

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