Henry James

Henry James

Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century. An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success. His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
Henry James
The Turn of the Screw
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Daisy Miller, Henry James
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Daisy Miller
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The Ambassadors, Henry James
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The Ambassadors
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The Bostonians, Henry James
Henry James
The Bostonians
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The Eu­ro­peans
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The Europeans
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The Aspern Papers, Henry James
Henry James
The Aspern Papers
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The Beast in the Jun­gle
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The Beast in the Jungle
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The Spoils of Poyn­ton
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The Spoils of Poynton
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Washington Square, Henry James
Henry James
Washington Square
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The Fig­ure in the Car­pet
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The Figure in the Carpet
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The Portrait of a Lady — Volume 2, Henry James
Henry James
The Les­son of the Mas­ter
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The Lesson of the Master
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The Portrait of a Lady — Volume 1, Henry James
Henry James
The Jolly Cor­ner
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The Jolly Corner
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The Pupil
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The Pupil
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The Real Thing
Henry James
The Real Thing
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The Di­ary of a Man of Fifty
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The Diary of a Man of Fifty
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The Al­tar of the Dead
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The Altar of the Dead
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The American, Henry James
Henry James
The American
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Henry James
The Tragic Muse
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The Tragic Muse
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