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Henry James (1) (1843–1916)

Author of The Portrait of a Lady

For other authors named Henry James, see the disambiguation page.

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

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Works by Henry James

Works have been aliased into Henry James, Jr..

The Portrait of a Lady (1881) 10,930 copies, 125 reviews
The Turn of the Screw (1898) 8,243 copies, 253 reviews
Washington Square (1880) — Author — 4,446 copies, 88 reviews
The Ambassadors (1903) 4,015 copies, 43 reviews
Daisy Miller (1878) 3,641 copies, 84 reviews
The Wings of the Dove (1902) 3,431 copies, 42 reviews
The Golden Bowl (1904) 2,786 copies, 27 reviews
The Bostonians (1886) 2,780 copies, 29 reviews
What Maisie Knew (1897) 2,148 copies, 42 reviews
The American (1877) 2,098 copies, 24 reviews
The Europeans: A Sketch (1878) 1,641 copies, 22 reviews
The Turn of the Screw / The Aspern Papers (1888) — Author — 1,550 copies, 25 reviews
The Turn of the Screw, and Other Short Novels (1962) 1,350 copies, 11 reviews
The Turn of the Screw, and Other Short Fiction (1981) 1,036 copies, 9 reviews
The Aspern Papers (1888) 898 copies, 32 reviews
The Turn of the Screw / Daisy Miller (1878) 838 copies, 9 reviews
The Spoils of Poynton (1896) 778 copies, 8 reviews
The Awkward Age (1899) 735 copies, 3 reviews
The Princess Casamassima (1886) 731 copies, 12 reviews
Daisy Miller / Washington Square (2004) 522 copies, 1 review
Roderick Hudson (1875) 475 copies, 5 reviews
Novels: 1871-1880 (1983) 455 copies, 4 reviews
Novels: 1881-1886 (1985) 414 copies, 6 reviews
The Turn of the Screw: And Other Stories (Konemann Classics) (1966) — Author — 357 copies, 2 reviews
The Beast in the Jungle (1903) 355 copies, 6 reviews
The Portrait of a Lady [1881 edition] (1881) 345 copies, 4 reviews
Italian Hours (1909) 344 copies, 1 review
Literary Criticism, Vol. 1 (1984) 325 copies, 1 review
Collected Travel Writings: The Continent (1993) 312 copies, 1 review
Ghost Stories of Henry James (2001) 307 copies, 3 reviews
Complete Stories: 1884-1891 (1999) 305 copies
The Tragic Muse (1890) 303 copies, 5 reviews
Novels: 1886-1890 (1989) 296 copies, 3 reviews
The Lesson of the Master (1996) 295 copies, 10 reviews
Literary Criticism, Vol. 2 (1984) 292 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Stories: 1864-1874 (1999) 290 copies
The Figure in the Carpet (1992) 277 copies, 9 reviews
Novels 1896–1899 (2003) 269 copies, 1 review
Novels: 1901–1902 (2006) 268 copies
The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (1969) — Author — 256 copies
The Sacred Fount (1901) 253 copies, 3 reviews
A Little Tour in France (1983) 251 copies, 1 review
The Beast in the Jungle, and Other Stories (1993) 242 copies, 3 reviews
The Other House (1896) 239 copies, 8 reviews
Selected Short Stories (1963) 226 copies, 2 reviews
The Turn of the Screw, and In the Cage (2001) 225 copies, 1 review
Daisy Miller, and Other Stories (1985) 214 copies, 2 reviews
The Outcry (1911) 210 copies, 3 reviews
The Portable Henry James (1951) 193 copies
English Hours (1905) 189 copies, 3 reviews
The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces (1934) 187 copies, 1 review
Selected Tales (1969) 177 copies
In the Cage (1898) 163 copies, 7 reviews
The New York Stories of Henry James (2005) 157 copies, 2 reviews
The American Scene (1907) 156 copies, 2 reviews
The American [Norton Critical Edition] (1978) 146 copies, 1 review
Stories of the Supernatural (1891) — Author — 144 copies, 2 reviews
The Ivory Tower (1976) 136 copies, 1 review
Henry James: A Life in Letters (1999) 133 copies, 1 review
Novels 1903-1911 (2011) 133 copies
The Reverberator [New York edition] (1888) 121 copies, 2 reviews
The Short Stories of Henry James (1945) 116 copies, 4 reviews
The Notebooks of Henry James (1947) 111 copies, 1 review
Hawthorne (1879) 106 copies, 2 reviews
The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1 (1998) 104 copies, 3 reviews
In The Cage and Other Tales (1969) 98 copies
The Spoils of Poynton and Other Stories (1970) 98 copies, 1 review
Confidence (1880) 95 copies, 4 reviews
A Small Boy and Others (1913) 92 copies
The Altar of the Dead (1974) 91 copies, 7 reviews
Selected Fiction (1953) 91 copies, 1 review
The Complete Works of Henry James (2010) 88 copies, 1 review
The Pupil (1891) 83 copies, 7 reviews
Henry James: Selected Works (1960) 83 copies
Watch and Ward (1871) 82 copies, 3 reviews
The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2 (1998) 78 copies, 3 reviews
The Jolly Corner (1908) 75 copies, 5 reviews
The art of fiction (2010) 72 copies
Collected Stories: 1866-91 (1999) 72 copies
The Coxon Fund (1895) 70 copies, 3 reviews
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contributor — 61 copies
Henry James: Selected Letters (1956) 58 copies, 1 review
Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro (1989) 56 copies, 1 review
El mentiroso. Alas rotas (1987) 54 copies
In the Cage and Other Stories (1972) 53 copies, 2 reviews
The Wings of the Dove, vol. 1 (1923) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Henry James: Autobiography (1956) 51 copies, 2 reviews
A London Life (1957) 50 copies, 1 review
The Death of the Lion (1894) 50 copies, 1 review
An International Episode (1900) 48 copies, 1 review
The Uncollected Henry James (2003) 47 copies
Lady Barberina (1900) 45 copies, 1 review
Relatos (1985) 45 copies, 1 review
The Sense of the Past (1923) 40 copies
The Real Thing (1893) 39 copies, 1 review
The Madonna of the Future (1960) 38 copies
The Middle Years (1917) 37 copies, 2 reviews
Selected Short Stories (1955) 35 copies
Greville Fane (1984) 33 copies
Travels with Henry James (2016) 31 copies
The Wings of the Dove, Volume II (1922) 29 copies, 1 review
Literary Reviews and Essays (1957) 27 copies, 1 review
The Ghostly Rental (1876) 27 copies
Pandora (2004) 26 copies
Portraits of Places (1977) 26 copies
The letters of Henry James (1920) 26 copies
Madame de Mauves (1999) 25 copies
Partial Portraits (1888) 24 copies
Nine Tales (1977) 24 copies, 1 review
Professor Fargo (1874) 23 copies, 1 review
Daisy Miller and Other Stories (1969) 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Patagonia (2003) 23 copies
The Papers (1903) 22 copies, 2 reviews
Fifteen Short Stories (1961) 22 copies
Embarrassments (2007) 22 copies, 1 review
The Last of the Valerii (1874) 22 copies
Notes of a Son and Brother (1914) 21 copies
Gabrielle de Bergerac (1869) 21 copies
The Finer Grain (2008) 20 copies, 1 review
French poets and novelists (1964) 19 copies
Daumier, Caricaturist (1954) 19 copies
Henry James: The Complete Novels (2015) 19 copies, 1 review
Notes on novelists (1914) 19 copies
Some Short Stories (2004) 18 copies, 1 review
The Author of Beltraffio (2007) 18 copies, 2 reviews
A Bundle of Letters (2009) 18 copies
Washington Square [Macmillan Readers] (2005) 17 copies, 7 reviews
The Marriages (2008) 17 copies
New York Revisited (1994) 17 copies
Four Meetings (1900) 17 copies
Julia Bride (1909) 17 copies
The Birthplace (2010) 17 copies, 1 review
The Chaperon (1995) 16 copies
The Short Novels of Henry James (1961) 16 copies, 1 review
Eugene Pickering (1900) 16 copies
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Successful Marriages (2007) — Contributor — 16 copies, 1 review
The Henry James Reader (1965) 16 copies
Racconti italiani (1997) 15 copies, 1 review
Poor Richard (1997) 15 copies
Transatlantic Sketches (1875) 14 copies
Selected Novels and Stories (1985) 14 copies
Owen Wingrave (1983) 14 copies
The Better Sort (1903) 14 copies
Novels of Henry James (1996) 13 copies
Benvolio (2009) 13 copies
Glasses (1999) 13 copies
Terminations (1895) 13 copies
Los amigos de los amigos (1986) 12 copies
Travelling Companions (1870) 12 copies, 3 reviews
Stories from six authors (1960) — Contributor — 12 copies, 1 review
Picture and text (2006) 11 copies
A Passionate Pilgrim (2007) 11 copies
Obras escogidas I (1967) 11 copies
The Private Life (2003) — Author — 10 copies, 1 review
Sir Dominick Ferrand (2006) 10 copies
On Provence (2014) 10 copies, 1 review
Nona Vincent (2008) 10 copies
A Landscape Painter (1919) 10 copies, 1 review
Sir Edmund Orme (2003) 10 copies, 1 review
Affairs of the Heart (1975) 10 copies
The Pension Beaurepas (2007) 10 copies
Letters 9 copies
13 cuentos de fantasmas (2010) 9 copies
The Siege of London (1883) 9 copies, 1 review
Romanzi brevi 8 copies
La vida privada y otros relatos (2006) — Author — 8 copies
The Two Faces (1977) 8 copies, 1 review
Louisa Pallant (2007) 8 copies
The Beldonald Holbein (2000) 8 copies
Americans and Europe (1965) 7 copies
Un chiquillo y otros (2001) 7 copies
Selected Works (1981) 7 copies
The Point of View (2009) 7 copies
Retour à Florence (1991) 7 copies
The Wheel of Time (1893) 7 copies
Romanzi brevi vol. 2 (1990) 7 copies
Tales of three cities (1884) 7 copies
The tales of Henry James (1973) 7 copies
Cuatro fantasmas (1997) 7 copies, 1 review
Tales 7 copies
Brooksmith (2013) 7 copies, 2 reviews
La revanche (1985) 6 copies
Un altre pas de rosca (1999) 6 copies
Selected Stories (1957) 6 copies
Tree of Knowledge (2010) 6 copies
Porträtt av en dam. 1 (2017) 6 copies
La Imaginación Literaria (2000) 6 copies, 1 review
Licao do Mestre, A (2014) 6 copies
Seven Tales (1983) 6 copies, 1 review
Porträtt av en dam. 2 (2017) 6 copies
Tales of the Criminous (1956) 6 copies
Master Eustace (1977) 6 copies
De Grey: A Romance (2009) 6 copies
The Ambassadors, vol. 1 (1922) 6 copies
The Soft Side (2007) 6 copies, 1 review
Georgina's Reasons (2008) 6 copies
Romanzi 6 copies
Racconti 5 copies
Italian Tales (2005) 5 copies, 1 review
Fantasmas (2016) 5 copies
Stories Revived, Vol. 3 (2008) 5 copies
The ghostly visitors (2006) 5 copies
Lo real (2003) 5 copies
Views and reviews (2017) 5 copies
Il mestiere di scrivere (2006) 5 copies
The Path Of Duty (2012) 4 copies
Bir Basyapitin Öyküsü (2014) 4 copies
Locura del arte (2014) 4 copies
The Ambassadors, vol. 2 (1922) 4 copies
La torre de marfil (2003) 4 copies
Romanzi brevi vol. 1 (1991) 4 copies
Horas italianas 2010 (2013) 4 copies
Impressions of a Cousin (2000) 4 copies
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contributor — 4 copies
Gruselkabinett (5) - Die Unschuldsengel (2005) 4 copies, 1 review
Sur Maupassant (1999) 4 copies
Tres relatos (1985) 4 copies, 1 review
Impressions (1898) — Introduction — 4 copies
Le siège de Londres (2005) 4 copies
London (2007) 4 copies, 1 review
Theatre and Friendship (1932) 4 copies
Longstaff's Marriage (1996) 4 copies
Maud-Evelyn (2003) 4 copies
Voyages en Amérique (2004) 3 copies
Paste (2013) 3 copies
Henry James's Waistcoat (2007) 3 copies
Lord Beaupre (2000) 3 copies
The turn of the screw (2013) 3 copies
Carnets (2016) 3 copies
Adina (2010) 3 copies
The Third Person (1900) 3 copies
Tales of Art and Life (1984) 3 copies
Le prefazioni 3 copies
La Vida Privada (2012) 3 copies
Vacaciones en Roma (2012) 3 copies, 1 review
O mentiroso 3 copies, 1 review
Saadikud : [romaan] (1999) 3 copies
Bly'in Gizemi (2006) 3 copies
Una altra volta de rosca (1991) 3 copies
GHOSTLY TALES Franklin Library (1966) 3 copies, 1 review
NOVELISTAS (2012) 3 copies
Lady Barbarina (2017) 2 copies
The golden bowl (1991) 2 copies
Heures anglaises (2012) 2 copies
Aventura do Estilo, A (2017) 2 copies
O Duchach (2020) 2 copies
The Portrait of a Lady (2002) 2 copies, 1 review
LA EDAD INGRATA (1996) 2 copies, 1 review
Turn Of The Screw (1959) 2 copies
Godziny włoskie (2021) 2 copies
Turn of the Screw 3RD EDITION 2 copies, 1 review
Daisy Miller (Macmillan Reader) 2 copies, 2 reviews
El sitio de Londres (2003) 2 copies
El alquiler del fantasma (2003) 2 copies
La próxima vez (2003) 2 copies
Voyage à Bordeaux (1993) 2 copies
El pupilo (2003) 2 copies
Las mejores narraciones (2004) 2 copies
The Great Good Place (1900) 2 copies
Shorter Masterpieces (1984) 2 copies
Notes and Reviews (1921) 2 copies
A Problem (2014) 2 copies
Storie di matrimonio (2001) 2 copies
Noveller 2 copies
The Solution (2000) 2 copies
Obras Escogidas 2 copies
Foreign parts 2 copies
A Most Extraordinary Case (2010) 2 copies
Osborne's Revenge (2010) 2 copies
My Friend Bingham (2004) 2 copies
The Henry James year book (1912) 2 copies
George Sand (2004) 2 copies
A Tragedy of Error (2014) 2 copies
A New England Winter (2004) 2 copies
At Isella (2010) 2 copies
Due donne 1 copy
Yürek Burgusu (2020) 1 copy
Echo 1 copy
Maisie tudja 1 copy, 1 review
The Saloon (1996) 1 copy
Six Stories 1 copy
Histoires de fantômes (2012) 1 copy
Une vie à Londres (1991) 1 copy
The Spoils of Poynton [1970 TV series] — Original book — 1 copy
The Great Condition (1994) 1 copy
Lo scolaro 1 copy
Tre saggi su Balzac (1988) 1 copy
The Next Time (2012) 1 copy
Collection 1 copy
Heure italiennes (1995) 1 copy
Romanzi 1 copy
The Americans (16) (1957) 1 copy
Romans 1 copy
Nouvelles (2009) 1 copy
The Theatre Francaise (2010) 1 copy
Pyramus and Thisbe (2015) 1 copy
Three Novels (1968) 1 copy
L' ereditiera. (1960) 1 copy
Kruvi keere 1 copy
Lettere a Miss Allen (1993) 1 copy
Substance and shadow (1983) 1 copy
La fuente sagrada (1983) 1 copy
Œuvres 1 copy
The Old Things (2004) 1 copy
Dins la gàbia (2001) 1 copy
John Delavoy (2012) 1 copy
La cosa reale (2008) 1 copy
The letters 1 copy
Henry James 1 copy
Tre ritratti 1 copy
Lettres à sa famille (1996) 1 copy
Le ‰fonte sacra (1989) 1 copy
La belva della giungla (1989) 1 copy

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into Henry James, Jr..

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contributor — 1,275 copies, 8 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 937 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contributor — 761 copies, 3 reviews
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contributor — 731 copies, 13 reviews
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contributor — 687 copies, 3 reviews
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (1944) — Contributor — 652 copies, 12 reviews
Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway (2004) — Contributor — 597 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (1986) — Contributor — 547 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (1976) — Contributor — 527 copies, 5 reviews
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 516 copies, 4 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contributor — 506 copies, 8 reviews
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Contributor — 499 copies, 2 reviews
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contributor — 466 copies, 5 reviews
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Contributor — 449 copies, 5 reviews
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (1983) — Contributor — 446 copies, 12 reviews
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contributor — 442 copies, 3 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contributor — 417 copies, 7 reviews
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contributor, some editions — 403 copies, 1 review
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Contributor — 338 copies, 1 review
Best Short Stories of the Modern Age (1962) — Contributor, some editions — 337 copies, 4 reviews
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contributor — 327 copies
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 299 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contributor — 297 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 284 copies, 4 reviews
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contributor — 268 copies, 1 review
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps (2009) — Contributor — 264 copies, 3 reviews
Hauntings: Tales of the Supernatural (1968) — Contributor — 237 copies, 7 reviews
Criticism: Major Statements (1964) — Contributor — 224 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 200 copies, 3 reviews
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contributor — 199 copies, 1 review
Late Victorian Gothic Tales (2005) — Contributor — 193 copies
The Penguin Book of American Short Stories (1969) — Contributor — 189 copies, 1 review
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Contributor — 178 copies, 1 review
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Contributor — 174 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995) — Contributor — 169 copies, 4 reviews
Classic Ghost Stories (1998) — Contributor — 160 copies, 1 review
Short Novels of the Masters (1948) — Contributor — 157 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce (2010) — Contributor — 150 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Contributor — 145 copies, 2 reviews
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (1997) — Contributor — 144 copies, 2 reviews
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contributor — 143 copies, 1 review
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 137 copies, 4 reviews
Shadows of Carcosa: Tales of Cosmic Horror (2014) — Contributor — 134 copies, 3 reviews
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contributor — 134 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Contributor — 122 copies, 1 review
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contributor — 115 copies, 1 review
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contributor — 113 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contributor — 112 copies, 1 review
Phantastic Book of Ghost Stories (1990) — Contributor — 111 copies
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Contributor — 100 copies, 1 review
The Rise of Silas Lapham [Norton Critical Edition] (1885) — Contributor — 99 copies
Treasury Of Gothic & Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 97 copies, 3 reviews
American Short Stories (1976) — Contributor, some editions — 95 copies
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contributor — 92 copies, 2 reviews
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contributor — 90 copies, 2 reviews
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Contributor, some editions — 79 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (2010) — Contributor — 79 copies
The Folio Book of Short Novels (1995) — Contributor — 77 copies, 1 review
The Innocents [1961 film] (1961) — Original novel — 77 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contributor — 76 copies
Ten Modern Masters: An Anthology of the Short Story (1953) — Contributor — 74 copies
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contributor — 72 copies
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contributor — 69 copies, 1 review
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contributor — 69 copies, 1 review
Masters of the Macabre (1999) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Whole Family: A Novel (1908) — Contributor — 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Medusa in the Shield (1990) — Contributor — 65 copies, 1 review
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contributor — 65 copies, 2 reviews
New York (1980) — Contributor — 60 copies, 1 review
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (2006) — Contributor — 60 copies, 1 review
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Contributor — 60 copies
Seven Short Novel Masterpieces (1961) — Contributor — 60 copies
The Smiles of Rome: A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers (2005) — Contributor — 59 copies, 2 reviews
The Blithedale Romance [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2010) — Contributor — 56 copies, 2 reviews
Colonial Horrors: Sleepy Hollow and Beyond (2017) — Contributor — 51 copies
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contributor — 51 copies
Eleven Modern Short Novels (1970) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Contributor — 50 copies, 1 review
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Contributor — 48 copies, 1 review
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Signet Classic Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1985) — Contributor — 43 copies, 1 review
The old East Side, an anthology (1969) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Portrait of a Lady [1996 film] (2001) — Original story — 40 copies, 1 review
The Wings of the Dove [1997 film] (1997) — Original story — 36 copies
XII Twelve Short Novels (1961) — Contributor — 34 copies, 1 review
The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales (1889) — Introduction, some editions — 33 copies, 1 review
London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies (2001) — Contributor — 33 copies
Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas (2017) — Contributor — 31 copies, 1 review
American short novels (1960) — Contributor — 30 copies
The Mystery Book (1934) — Contributor — 29 copies
Washington Square [1997 film] (1997) — Original book — 29 copies, 1 review
Venice Stories (2018) — Contributor — 27 copies, 1 review
Ten Modern Short Novels (1958) — Contributor — 27 copies
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contributor — 27 copies
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (1997) — Contributor — 27 copies
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contributor — 27 copies, 1 review
American gothic : An anthology 1787–1916 (1999) — Contributor — 26 copies
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Contributor — 26 copies
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Contributor — 24 copies, 1 review
Eight Short Novels (1967) — Contributor — 23 copies
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contributor — 22 copies, 1 review
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contributor — 21 copies
The Bostonians [1984 film] (2003) — Original novel — 20 copies, 1 review
Short Story Classics [American], Volume 3 (1905) — Contributor — 20 copies
The Golden Bowl [2000 film] (2000) — Original book — 20 copies, 1 review
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contributor — 19 copies, 1 review
The Turn of the Screw [vocal score] (1955) — Author, some editions — 19 copies
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contributor — 18 copies
Lost Souls Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2018) — Contributor — 18 copies
Nine Short Novels (1952) — Contributor — 17 copies
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (1947) — Contributor — 16 copies
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Contributor — 16 copies
Terrifying Ghosts Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Contributor — 16 copies
Four great American novels (1946) — Contributor — 15 copies
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contributor — 14 copies
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Contributor — 14 copies
Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Contributor — 13 copies
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contributor — 13 copies
The Wrong Turning: Encounters with Ghosts (2021) — Contributor — 13 copies
Masters of Shades and Shadows: An Anthology of Great Ghost Stories (1978) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Selected English short stories XIX & XX centuries (1914) — Contributor — 11 copies
The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology (1920) — Contributor — 10 copies
The Trials of Love (1990) — Contributor — 7 copies
More ghosts and marvels (1934) — Contributor — 7 copies
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contributor — 7 copies
The Story Survey (1953) — Contributor — 6 copies
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Contributor — 6 copies
Seven Novellas (1966) — Contributor — 5 copies
Representative American Short Stories — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
The Europeans [1979 film] (2003) — Original book — 5 copies
The Portrait of a Lady [1968 TV mini series] (1968) — Original book — 5 copies
Vijf Amerikaanse novellen (1985) — Contributor — 5 copies
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contributor — 5 copies
The American [1998 film] — Original book — 4 copies
The Golden Bowl [1972 BBC mini series] (1999) — Original story — 4 copies
Twelve short novels (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (2020) — Contributor — 3 copies
Affairs of the Heart, Series 1 (2008) — Original stories — 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contributor — 2 copies
Modern Short Stories — Contributor — 2 copies
Short Stories of the Past (1950) — Contributor — 2 copies
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contributor — 1 copy
Fantastyczne Opowieści — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1843-04-15
Date of death
1916-02-28
Burial location
Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (ashes interred)
Gender
male
Nationality
USA (birth)
UK (naturalised 1915)
Country (for map)
United States of America
Birthplace
Washington Place, New York, New York, USA
Place of death
Chelsea, London, England, UK
Places of residence
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
London, England, UK
Lamb House, Rye, East Sussex, England, UK
Florence, Italy
Venice, Italy (show all 7)
Paris, France
Education
privately educated
Harvard Law School
Occupations
novelist
literary critic
playwright
travel writer
short-story writer
essayist (show all 9)
biographer
art critic
war volunteer
Relationships
James Snr., Henry (father)
James, William (brother)
James, Alice (sister)
Organizations
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1898)
The Atlantic
The New York Tribune
Awards and honors
L.H.D., Harvard University (1911)
L.H.D., Oxford University (1912)
Order of Merit (1915)
James Memorial Stone, Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, London
Short biography
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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An astonishing collection of letters, perfectly introduced by Prof. Powers.

Sad, that James burned all his papers while in a funk, or we would see more of the Wharton side of the correspondence.
 
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beaudaignault | Jul 14, 2024 |
This is a classic. Perfectly paced, delicious writing, a sublime experience to read.
 
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ivanfranko | 124 other reviews | Jul 9, 2024 |
As a big fan of Frankenstein and other horror of the era, I fell into this one pretty quickly. The hints at the speaker's mental state are subtly tucked throughout, becoming more noticeable toward the end. It got a bit dry about halfway through as daily routines took center stage, but the last two or three chapters go by fast. I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting but I was certainly surprised to find the governess holding Miles' corpse. Maybe there's a detail in the wording I've missed, but was he possessed by the ghost of the previous servant and had been dead the whole time? Did the ghost steal his life force away from him? Did revealing his secrets break the spell that kept him alive?
Either way, that last sentence is a gem to end the story with. It's only because of the lull in the middle of the book that it gets a lower rating, to be honest. The ending alone made me want to give it at least four stars.
I wouldn't recommend it to anyone not used to reading 1800's literature, but it's definitely a classic I'm glad I took the time to read.
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I don't really know what to make of 'Daisy Miller' - the protagonist Winterbourne seemed so fascinated with her, but at the same time her didn't respect her (and then she meets that unfortunate ending).

'Washington Square' was much more substantial: I liked the portrayal of Mrs Penniman, with her desire to facilitate, dramatize and be involved in Catherine's love affair with the unpleasant Morris. Catherine's father was hard to understand - he was so dismissive of his daughter and enjoyed being proved right even when her heart was broken.… (more)
 
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