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Henry James, Jr. (1843 – 1916)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 1865-1900

psychological realist author, writer of Portrait of a Lady and .

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Henry James
“Of the principal later novelists Howells held, on the whole, the broadest views. He built, with some limitations, on what he saw before him, not unconscious of Europe but aware that the way to a body of American fiction was action as well as argument and that in the production of a national literature imagination begets imagination.”
Contains: Criticism, Extensive Bio
Author: Carl Van Doren
From: The American Novel Chapter 8; New York: MacMillan, 1921
Henry James
This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “The Question of James�s Americanism”, “His Passion for Europe�”, and “Americans in His Stories.”
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Joseph Warren Beach
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XVII: American Later National Literature, Part II

Biographical sites about Henry James, Jr.

A Biographic Mystery
“[James] was known for explorations of the inward life: the unvoiced exchange and the drama of hidden motives. These were his skills, as well as a power, beyond that of any other man, to plumb the unknown potentialities of women. Two women, in particular, provoked his attention — a creative attention which claimed them through their untimely deaths.”
Contains: Extensive Bio
Author: Lyndall Gordon
From: A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art Chapter 1; W. W. Norton & Company: 1998

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Henry James scholar’s Guide to Web Sites
This site links to sites of interest about Henry James. Most, though, are e-texts, movie reviews, and a link to the James-L bulletin board.
Contains: Works Available, Commentary, Webliography
Author: Richard Hathaway

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