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Henry James was born on April 15, 1843, on Washington Place in New York to the most intellectually remarkable of American families. His father, Henry James Sr., was a brilliant and eccentric religious philosopher; his brother was one of the first great American psychologists and the author of the influential Pragmatism; his sister, Alice, though an invalid for most of her life, was a talented conversationalist, a lively letter writer, and a witty observer of the art and politics of her time.In search of the proper education for his children, Henry senior sent them to schools in America, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Returning to America, Henry junior lived in Newport, briefly attended Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began contributing stories and book reviews to magazines. Two more trips to Europe led to his final decision to settle there, first in Paris in 1875, then in London next year.Jamess first major novel, Roderick Hudson, appeared in 1875, but it was Daisy Miller (1878) that brought him international fame as the chronicler of American expatriates and their European adventures. His novels include The American (1877), Washington Square (1880), Princess Casamassima (1886), and the three late masterpieces, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). He also wrote plays, criticism, autobiography, travel books (including The American Scene, 1907) and some of the finest short stories in the English language.His later works were little read during his lifetime but have since come to be recognized as forerunners of literary modernism. Upon the outbreak of World War I, James threw his energies into war relief work and decided to adopt British citizenship. One month before his death in 1916, he received the Order of Merit from King George V.

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 1612930999 9781612930992 The Turn of the Screw
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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 151153673X 9781511536738 The Turn of the Screw
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The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441267 9780141441269 The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)
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Daisy Miller (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441348 9780141441344 Daisy Miller (Penguin Classics)
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Italian Hours (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0140435077 9780140435078 Italian Hours (Penguin Classics)
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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James 1509850910 9781509850914 The Portrait of a Lady
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The Golden Bowl (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441275 9780141441276 The Golden Bowl (Penguin Classics)
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The Ambassadors (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Henry James 0199538549 9780199538546 The Ambassadors (Oxford Worlds Classics)
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What Maisie Knew (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441372 9780141441375 What Maisie Knew (Penguin Classics)
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The Wings of the Dove (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441283 9780141441283 The Wings of the Dove (Penguin Classics)
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Daisy Miller (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry James 0486287734 9780486287737 Daisy Miller (Dover Thrift Editions)
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The Aspern Papers Henry James 1619493209 9781619493209 The Aspern Papers   The Aspern Papers
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The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces by Henry James 0226392058 9780226392059 The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces
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The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0141441321 9780141441320 The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics)
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The Bostonians (Penguin Classics) by Henry James 0140437665 9780140437669 The Bostonians (Penguin Classics)
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Portrait of a Lady (Wordsworth Classics) by Henry James 1853261777 9781853261770 Portrait of a Lady (Wordsworth Classics)
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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 1680922165 9781680922165 The Turn of the Screw
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The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James 1461056756 9781461056751 The Beast in the Jungle
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A Small Boy and Others: A Critical Edition by Henry James 0813930820 9780813930824 A Small Boy and Others: A Critical Edition
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Washington Square (Signet Classics) by Henry James 0451416775 9780451416773 Washington Square (Signet Classics)
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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 1680922157 9781680922158 The Turn of the Screw
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Pyramus and Thisbe by Henry James 1517566819 9781517566814 Pyramus and Thisbe
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The American by Henry James 1537656856 9781537656854 The American
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