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Henry James, son of theologian Henry James Sr. and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for novels, novellas and short stories based on themes of consciousness… (more)


The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, “affront her destiny.” James began The Portrait of a Lady without...

The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw is a short novel or a novella written by American writer Henry James. Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story that has lent itself well to operatic and film adaptation....

The Beast in the Jungle

Daisy Miller


The Golden Bowl

by Henry James

Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James' career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between...

The Ambassadors

by Henry James

Concerned that her son Chad may have become involved with a woman of dubious reputation, the formidable Mrs. Newsome sends her 'ambassador' Strether from Massachusetts to Paris to extricate him. Strether's mission,...

The Bostonians

by Henry James

Henry James' celebrated novel about a passionate New England suffragette, her displaced southern gentleman cousin, and a charismatic young woman whose loyalty they both wished to possess goes so directly to...

A Bundle of Letters

Wings of the Dove

The American Scene

Washington Square

What Maisie Knew

The American

Madame de Mauves

The Europeans

by Henry James

Eugenia, a baroness divorced from a German prince, and her bohemian brother, Felix, are coming back to America. Raised and cultured in Europe, they are returning destitute to New England to seek out their rich...

The Pupil


The Awkward Age

A Passionate Pilgrim

The Aspern Papers


The Altar of the Dead

An International Episode

The Tragic Muse

In the Cage

The Diary of a Man of Fifty

The Lesson of the Master

Roderick Hudson

The Suburbs of London

Eugene Pickering

The Real Thing

The Madonna of the Future

The Point of View

The Jolly Corner

The Marriages

The Coxon Fund

The Chaperon

Nona Vincent

The Death of the Lion

The Figure in the Carpet

Louisa Pallant

The Pension Beaurepas

The Patagonia


Greville Fane

The Author of Beltraffio

Sir Dominick Ferrand

The Beldonald Holbein