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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)


A Bundle of Letters

A Passionate Pilgrim

An International Episode


Daisy Miller

Eugene Pickering


Greville Fane


In the Cage

Louisa Pallant

Madame de Mauves

Nona Vincent


Roderick Hudson

Sir Dominick Ferrand

The Altar of the Dead

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 American

The American Scene

The Aspern Papers

The Author of Beltraffio

The Awkward Age

The Beast in the Jungle

The Beldonald Holbein

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...

The Chaperon

The Coxon Fund

The Death of the Lion

The Diary of a Man of Fifty

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 Figure in the Carpet

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 Jolly Corner

The Lesson of the Master

The Madonna of the Future

The Marriages

The Patagonia

The Pension Beaurepas

The Point of View

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 Pupil

The Real Thing

The Suburbs of London

The Tragic Muse

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....

Washington Square

What Maisie Knew

Wings of the Dove