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James, Henry 1843-1916

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The portrait of a lady by Henry James( Book )

904 editions published between 1880 and 2021 in 19 languages and held by 19,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself
The American by Henry James( )

613 editions published between 1877 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 12,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-made American goes to Europe to enjoy his fortune and becomes engaged to a French widow from a noble family. Depicts the contrast between American and European culture
Washington Square by Henry James( Book )

597 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 11,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shy and sweet daughter of a well-to-do physician, Catherine Sloper seems destined for lifelong spinsterhood until the sudden appearance of a dashing suitor who proposes marriage. Her adored father suspects the would-be fiancé of fortune-hunting and threatens her with disinheritance, forcing Catherine to choose between lover and father
The ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

518 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 11,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiftyish American is dispatched to Europe by a rich widow on a mission to bring back her wayward son who is enraptured by a French woman
The wings of the dove by Henry James( Book )

492 editions published between 1902 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 10,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early-20th-century London, Kate Croy and Merton Densher are engaged in a passionate, clandestine love affair. Croy is desperately in love with Densher, who has all the qualities of a potentially excellent husband: he's handsome, witty, and idealistic--the one thing he lacks is money, which ultimately renders him unsuitable as a mate. By chance, Croy befriends a young American heiress, Milly Theale. When Croy discovers that Theale suffers from a mysterious and fatal malady, she hatches a plan that can give all three characters something that they want--at a price
The turn of the screw by Henry James( Book )

662 editions published between 1898 and 2021 in 19 languages and held by 8,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint
The golden bowl by Henry James( Book )

479 editions published between 1878 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 7,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James' story of a pair of adulterous lovers who are married, respectively, to a rich American collector of European art and to his inexperienced daughter provides-beyond its expensive, burnished, beautifully appointed exteriors-an understanding of the rises and betrayals inherent in society that is unparalleled in literature
The Bostonians : a novel by Henry James( Book )

308 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 7,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 directly to the heart of sexual politics
What Maisie knew by Henry James( Book )

428 editions published between 1848 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 6,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled back and forth between her father and mother, both of them amoral and monstrously self-involved. After her parents find new spouses -- and after the new spouses find themselves drawn to each other, as much for Maisie's sake as their own -- Maisie feels even more misplaced. As she observes the world of adults and their adulteries, and finds herself in the position to decide her own fate, Henry James's rendering of her child's-eye view -- his depiction of what precisely Maisie knows -- draws the reader into this scathing satire of social mores and insightful meditation on familial dependence
Roderick Hudson by Henry James( )

358 editions published between 1875 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 5,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roderick Hudson, egotistical, beautiful and an exceptionally gifted sculptor, but poor, is taken from New England to Rome by Rowland Mallet, a rich man of fine appreciative sensibilities, who intends to give Roderick the scope to develop his genius. Together they seem like twins or lovers, opposing halves of what should have been an ideal whole
The Europeans by Henry James( )

253 editions published between 1878 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 5,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. James' The Europeans gently satirizes both early nineteenth-century New England society and the sophisticated visiting Europeans who encounter it. While this wryly comic novel has had its critical champions - F.R. Leavis and Richard Poirier among them - it has not previously received the scholarly attention it deserves. This edition, based on the work's first book appearance in 1878, reconstructs the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts, provides extensive annotation, and gives a detailed textual history of the work, drawing on newly available James letters. It will be of interest to James scholars, book historians and students of nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature and culture, and will also re-introduce readers to the pleasures of Henry James' early style"--
Daisy Miller by Henry James( )

349 editions published between 1878 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 5,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a young woman from Schenectady, New York, who, while traveling in Europe, runs afoul of the socially pretentious American expatriate community in Rome
In the cage : & other tales by Henry James( )

133 editions published between 1898 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 5,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young girl working in a Mayfair post office is privy to the brief yet substantial messages telegraphed by wealthy, fashionable people to their similar friends. As she reads, she develops her own particular intimacy with various scandals, amours, and intrigues. Her mind captive in the cage of her workplace, and with only the prospect of a rather dull marriage to look forward to, she surrenders to her powerful imagination, her chosen entertainment being the sporadic visits of the dashing Captain Everard, and the 'extravagance, selfishness, immorality, and crimes' of the idle rich."--Jacket
The Aspern papers by Henry James( )

170 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 4,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1800s Venice is the setting for this tale of greed and obsession: a crumbling, beautiful, mysterious place where the incredible becomes real and the strange is almost commonplace. In fervent pursuit of the letters written by a famous deceased poet to a former lover, the anonymous narrator becomes a lodger under a false name in the dilapidated palazzo of the woman and her spinster niece, in the hope of procuring his prize. The resulting clash of wills and cat-and-mouse games among the trio reveal the deepest motivations that drive human nature - and just how far is the narrator willing to go to get what he wants?
The awkward age, a novel by Henry James( Book )

298 editions published between 1889 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns an English society girl who is her mother's rival for the love of a young man
The altar of the dead by Henry James( )

66 editions published between 1895 and 2020 in English and held by 3,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eBook version of The Altar of the Dead presents the full text of this literary classic
Hawthorne by Henry James( Book )

191 editions published between 1870 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides literary criticism on Hawthorne's writings plus a commentary on American life, society and manners during the nineteenth century in America
The princess Casamassima by Henry James( Book )

247 editions published between 1886 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 3,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter When Henry James chose to, as he did in The Princess Casamassima, he could write about the political turbulence of his era with astonishing excitement and directness. The London underworld of terrorist conspiracies that entangles his hero, Hyacinth Robinson, comes alive under his pen with a violence that seems, 100 years later, only too familiar." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0410/91053000.html
Confidence, 1880 by Henry James( )

98 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This light and somewhat awkward comedy centers on artist Bernard Longueville, scientist Gordon Wright, and the sometimes inscrutable heroine, Angela Vivian. The plot rambles through various romantic entanglements before reaching an uncomplicated, but still believable happy ending
The spoils of Poynton by Henry James( Book )

239 editions published between 1896 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house and its exquisite antique furnishings and artwork become the source of a protracted struggle involving the proud and imperious Mrs. Gereth, her amiable son, Owen, his philistine fiancée, Mona Brigstock, and the sensitive Fleda Vetch, whose moral judgment is tested by her conflicting allegiances
 
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Džeimsas Henris

Džeimss, Henrijs 1843-1916

Džejms, Genri.

Džems, Henri

Dzheĭms, G.

Dzheĭms, G 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, G. (Genri), 1843-1916

Dzheĭms, Genri

Dzheĭms, Genri 1843-1916

Dzjejms, Genri, 1843-1916

Ǧaims, Hinrī 1843-1916

Gáyms, Henry 1843-1916

Ǧīms, Hinrī, 1843-1916

Henri Džejms

Henricus James

Henrijs Džeimss

Henry James

Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic

Henry James Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Henry James écrivain américain

Henry James escriptor estatunidenc

Henry James escritor estadounidense

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Henry James novelista, escritor de contos curtos e crítico literario estadounidense

Henry James pisarz amerykański

Henry James scrittore e critico letterario statunitense

Henry James US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Henry James usona verkisto

James 1843-1916

James H. 1843-1916

James, H. (Henry), 1843-1916

James, Henry

James, Henry 1843-1916 jr

James, Henry Jr.

James Henry Jr. 1843-1916

James Henry S.

Jeimsŭ, Henri

Jeimsǔ, Henri 1843-1916

Tzaiems, Chenre 1843-1916

Xhejms, Henri 1843-1916

Τζέημς Χένρυ 1843-1916

Τζέιμς Χένρι 1843-1916

Τζειος, Χενρι

Τζειος, Χενρι 1843־1916

Χένρι Τζέιμς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Генри Джеймс американский писатель и литературный критик

Генры Джэймс

Генрі Джеймс

Гэнры Джэймз

Джеймс Г. 1843-1916

Джеймс, Генри

Джеймс, Генри 1843-1916

Джеймс, Генри американский писатель и литературный критик

Хенри Джеймс

Хенри Џејмс

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ג׳יימס, הנרי

ג׳יימס, הנרי 1843־1916

ג׳ײמס, הנרי 1843־1916

ג'יימס, הנרי 1843-1916

ג'ימס, הנרי 1843-1916

ג'מס, הנרי 1843-1916

הנרי ג'יימס

‏جميس، هينري،‏ ‏1843-1916

جيمز، هنرى

جيمس, هنرى 1843-1916

هنرى جيمس

هنري جيمس

هنري جيمس، 1843-1916

هنری جیمز

هنری جیمز نویسنده آمریکایی

ھێنری جەیمز

ہنری جیمز

हेन्री जेम्स

हेन्री जेम्स अमेरिकन-ब्रिटिश लेखक आणि साहित्यिक समालोचक

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제임스, H. 1843-1916

제임스, 헨리 1843-1916

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ሄንሪ ጄምስ

ジェイムズ, H

ジェイムズ, ヘンリー

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ヘンリー・ジェイムズ 1843-1916

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