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Written in English


  • James, Henry, -- 1843-1916.

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ContributionsManchester Polytechnic. Department of English and History.
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Open LibraryOL14861579M

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  O n 23 January , after his play Guy Domville had failed on the London stage, Henry James, in his early 50s, wrote in his Notebook: “I take up my old pen again – the pen of all my old. Henry James was an American novelist and critic. During his lifetime he wrote 20 novels, tales, and 12 plays in addition to several volumes of travel writing and criticism. Today he is best remembered as the author of the novel The Portrait of a Lady () and the novella The Turn of the Screw ().   From Henry James, he also learned a great deal about character and consciousness in fiction, the use of the single point of view, and of nuance and shade. Henry James () was born on Ap to Henry James, Sr., and his wife, Mary Walsh Robertson. His older brother William was born in , and younger siblings Garth Wilkinson, Robertson, and Alice were born in , , and , respectively.

  1. The Portrait of a Lady () - When James began this book he was a promising young writer with a special line in depicting the lives of Americans in Europe. When he finished it he .   He didn’t take a book with him—on purpose; indeed he wouldn’t have needed to—he knows every page, as I do, by heart. They all worked in him together, and some day somewhere, when he wasn’t thinking, they fell, in all their superb intricacy, into the one right combination. Henry James. In his memoir A Small Boy and Others () Henry James recalls himself as a child in the New York of the early s—“I at any rate watch the small boy dawdle and gape again, I smell the cold dusty paint and iron as the rails of the Eighteenth Street corner rub his contemplative nose”—and finds in the memory of that moment “the very pattern and measure of all he was to .   He said that he attempted in the novel to wrap her memory in the "beauty and dignity of art". The next published of the three novels, The Golden Bowl () is a complex, intense study of marriage and adultery that completes the "major phase" and, essentially, James's career in the novel.