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Henry James - Author

About the Author

Henry James was born in 1843 in Washington Place, New York, of Scottish and Irish ancestry. His father was a prominent theologian and philosopher and his elder brother, William, is also famous as a philosopher. He attended schools in New York and later in London, Paris and Geneva, entering the Law School at Harvard in 1862. In 1865 he began to contribute reviews and short stories to American journals. In 1875, after two prior visits to Europe, he settled for a year in Paris, where he met Flaubert, Turgenev and other literary figures. However, the next year he moved to London, where he became so popular in society that in the winter of 1878–9 he confessed to accepting 107 invitations. In 1898 he left London and went to live at Lamb House, Rye, Sussex. Henry James became a naturalized citizen in 1915, was awarded the Order of Merit and died in 1916.

In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors  and The Golden Bowl.

Books by Henry James

The Pupil

The Pupil

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

In the Cage

In the Cage

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Lesson of the Master

The Lesson of the Master

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Lesson of the Master

The Lesson of the Master

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

Glasses

Glasses

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Coxon Fund

The Coxon Fund

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Altar of the Dead

The Altar of the Dead

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Altar of the Dead

The Altar of the Dead

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Europeans

The Europeans

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Figure in the Carpet

The Figure in the Carpet

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Figure in the Carpet

The Figure in the Carpet

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Madonna of the Future

The Madonna of the Future

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

Pandora

Pandora

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Death of the Lion

The Death of the Lion

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019

The Death of the Lion

The Death of the Lion

Author: Henry James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2019