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Henry James (1) [1843–1916]

This page covers the author of The Portrait of a Lady.

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Henry James (1) has been aliased into Henry James, Jr..

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The Portrait of a Lady 10,085 copies, 119 reviews
The Turn of the Screw 7,036 copies, 216 reviews
Washington Square (Author) 3,964 copies, 82 reviews
The Ambassadors 3,574 copies, 39 reviews
Daisy Miller 3,311 copies, 76 reviews
The Wings of the Dove 3,088 copies, 34 reviews
The Bostonians 2,493 copies, 30 reviews
The Golden Bowl 2,482 copies, 23 reviews
What Maisie Knew 1,930 copies, 37 reviews
The American 1,882 copies, 22 reviews
The Europeans: A Sketch 1,478 copies, 16 reviews
The Aspern Papers 787 copies, 25 reviews
The Spoils of Poynton 699 copies, 7 reviews
The Awkward Age 662 copies, 2 reviews
The Princess Casamassima 652 copies, 13 reviews
Roderick Hudson 426 copies, 4 reviews
Novels: 1871-1880 419 copies, 4 reviews
Novels: 1881-1886 393 copies, 6 reviews
Italian Hours 314 copies, 1 review
Literary Criticism, Vol. 1 297 copies, 1 review
The Beast in the Jungle 292 copies, 8 reviews
Novels: 1886-1890 274 copies, 3 reviews
The Tragic Muse 272 copies, 5 reviews
Ghost Stories of Henry James 269 copies, 3 reviews
The Lesson of the Master 261 copies, 9 reviews
The Portable Henry James 253 copies, 1 review
Novels 1896–1899 250 copies, 1 review
Literary Criticism, Vol. 2 244 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Short Stories 234 copies, 2 reviews
The Sacred Fount 223 copies, 3 reviews
A Little Tour in France 216 copies, 1 review
The Other House 207 copies, 8 reviews
Daisy Miller, and Other Stories 204 copies, 2 reviews
The Figure in the Carpet 194 copies, 6 reviews
The Outcry 180 copies, 3 reviews
English hours 173 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Tales 165 copies
The American Scene 139 copies, 2 reviews
In the Cage 136 copies, 6 reviews
The Ivory Tower 126 copies, 1 review
Henry James: A Life in Letters 124 copies, 1 review
Stories of the Supernatural (Author) 120 copies, 1 review
Novels 1903-1911 119 copies
The Notebooks of Henry James 101 copies, 1 review
The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1 100 copies, 2 reviews
Hawthorne 96 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Fiction 85 copies, 1 review
Confidence 84 copies, 3 reviews
Watch and Ward 69 copies, 3 reviews
The Coxon Fund 68 copies, 3 reviews
The Pupil 67 copies, 5 reviews
The Altar of the Dead 66 copies, 6 reviews
The Jolly Corner 64 copies, 4 reviews
In the Cage and Other Stories 56 copies, 2 reviews
The Wings of the Dove, vol. 1 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Diary of a Man of Fifty 46 copies, 1 review
A London Life 44 copies, 1 review
An International Episode 44 copies, 1 review
Henry James: Autobiography 39 copies, 1 review
Lady Barberina 38 copies, 1 review
The Real Thing 34 copies
The Middle Years 32 copies, 1 review
Relatos 30 copies, 1 review
Greville Fane 30 copies
Daisy Miller and Other Stories 29 copies, 1 review
Literary Reviews and Essays 24 copies, 1 review
Professor Fargo 20 copies, 1 review
The Patagonia 20 copies
Nine Tales 20 copies, 1 review
The Finer Grain 20 copies, 1 review
The Papers 19 copies, 2 reviews
Embarrassments 18 copies, 1 review
Pandora 18 copies
Four Meetings 17 copies
The Author of Beltraffio 16 copies, 2 reviews
Some Short Stories 15 copies, 1 review
The Chaperon 14 copies
Racconti italiani 13 copies, 1 review
Glasses 13 copies
Julia Bride 13 copies
Poor Richard 13 copies
Benvolio 13 copies
Terminations 13 copies
Owen Wingrave 13 copies
The Marriages 12 copies
The Better Sort 11 copies
Nona Vincent 10 copies
Stories from six authors (Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
Travelling Companions 9 copies, 2 reviews
On Provence 9 copies, 1 review
A Landscape Painter 9 copies, 1 review
The Private Life (Author) 8 copies, 1 review
The Siege of London 7 copies, 1 review
The Two Faces 7 copies, 1 review
Romanzi brevi 7 copies
Seven Tales 6 copies, 1 review
Letters 6 copies
The Soft Side 6 copies, 1 review
Tales 6 copies
La Imaginación Literaria 6 copies, 1 review
Brooksmith 6 copies, 1 review
Italian Tales 5 copies, 1 review
Racconti 5 copies
Fantasmas 5 copies
Cuatro fantasmas 5 copies, 1 review
La revanche 5 copies
Maud-Evelyn 4 copies
London 4 copies, 1 review
Romanzi 4 copies
Impressions (Introduction) 4 copies
NOVELISTAS 3 copies
Lord Beaupre 3 copies
Adina 3 copies
Paste 3 copies
Tres relatos 3 copies
Le prefazioni 3 copies
Vacaciones en Roma 3 copies, 1 review
The Solution 2 copies

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50 Great Short Stories (Contributor) 1,054 copies, 8 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 848 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 674 copies, 2 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 599 copies, 13 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (Contributor) 596 copies, 4 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (Contributor) 502 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (Contributor) 465 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 458 copies, 3 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 457 copies, 8 reviews
American Gothic Tales (Contributor) 403 copies, 5 reviews
Fifty Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 380 copies, 3 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 379 copies, 6 reviews
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (Contributor) 379 copies, 11 reviews
Critical Theory Since Plato (Contributor, some editions) 365 copies
American Supernatural Tales (Contributor) 360 copies, 5 reviews
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (Contributor, some editions) 311 copies, 4 reviews
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (Contributor) 304 copies
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (Contributor) 288 copies, 2 reviews
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 272 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 266 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 254 copies, 4 reviews
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor) 209 copies, 5 reviews
Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 173 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 169 copies, 1 review
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (Contributor) 168 copies
Sixteen Short Novels (Contributor) 159 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (Contributor) 149 copies, 1 review
Short Novels of the Masters (Contributor) 141 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (Contributor) 124 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 113 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Travel (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 100 copies
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (Contributor) 97 copies, 1 review
Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror (Contributor) 90 copies, 3 reviews
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
Treasury Of Gothic & Supernatural (Contributor) 87 copies, 3 reviews
The American Fantasy Tradition (Contributor) 87 copies, 2 reviews
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 80 copies
The Folio Book of Short Novels (Contributor) 68 copies, 1 review
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (Contributor, some editions) 67 copies
The Innocents [1961 film] (Original novel) 64 copies, 2 reviews
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 2 reviews
The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent) (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Masters of the Macabre (Contributor) 61 copies
The Whole Family: A Novel (Contributor) 57 copies, 2 reviews
New York (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Seven Short Novel Masterpieces (Contributor) 56 copies
65 Great Tales of Horror (Contributor) 51 copies
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 50 copies, 1 review
Eleven Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 48 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
The old East Side, an anthology (Contributor) 35 copies
The Portrait of a Lady [1996 film] (Original story) 34 copies, 1 review
The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales (Introduction, some editions) 32 copies, 1 review
The Wings of the Dove [1997 film] (Original story) 32 copies
The World's Greatest Ghost Stories (Contributor) 31 copies
XII Twelve Short Novels (Contributor) 30 copies
Washington Square [1997 film] (Original book) 26 copies, 1 review
The Mystery Book (Contributor) 26 copies
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (Contributor) 26 copies
American short novels (Contributor) 25 copies
Ten Modern Short Novels (Contributor) 24 copies
Nursery Crimes (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Eight Short Novels (Contributor) 22 copies
Nine Short Novels (Contributor) 16 copies
Tales of the Occult (Author, some editions) 16 copies
The Bostonians [1984 film] (Original novel) 16 copies, 1 review
The Golden Bowl [2000 film] (Original book) 16 copies
Four great American novels (Contributor) 15 copies
The Turn of the Screw (Author, some editions) 15 copies
Horror by Lamplight (Contributor) 15 copies
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
Great Short Novels of the World (Contributor) 13 copies
More ghosts and marvels (Contributor) 7 copies
Kipling and the Critics (Contributor) 6 copies
Vijf Amerikaanse novellen (Contributor) 5 copies
The American [1998 film] (Original book) 4 copies
The Golden Bowl [1972 BBC mini series] (Original story) 4 copies
Seven Novellas (Contributor) 4 copies
The Europeans [1979 film] (Original book) 3 copies
Twelve short novels (Contributor) 3 copies
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (Contributor) 2 copies
Fantastyczne Opowieści (Contributor) 1 copy

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Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American author, who became a British subject in the last year of his life, regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr. and the brother of renowned philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

He is best known for a number of novels dealing with the social and marital interplay between émigré Americans, English people, and continental Europeans. Examples of such novels include The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The Wings of the Dove. His later works were increasingly experimental. In describing the internal states of mind and social dynamics of his characters, James often made use of a style in which ambiguous or contradictory motives and impressions were overlaid or juxtaposed in the discussion of a character's psyche. For their unique ambiguity, as well as for other aspects of their composition, his late works have been compared to impressionist painting.

His novella The Turn of the Screw has garnered a reputation as the most analysed and ambiguous ghost story in the English language and remains his most widely adapted work in other media. He also wrote a number of other highly regarded ghost stories and is considered one of the greatest masters of the field.

James published articles and books of criticism, travel, biography, autobiography, and plays. Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British citizen in 1915, one year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912 and 1916.

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