Henry James

American novelist, short story author, and literary critic

1843   -   1916

movement: literary realism
genre: gothic fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America, United Kingdom
native language: English
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, poet lawyer, literary critic
award received: Order of Merit, National Book Award for Nonfiction
influenced by: Henrik Ibsen, Honoré de Balzac
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Henry James, OM ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American-British author 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 emigre 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. James also 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 subject 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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works

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Mrs. Medwin

book by Henry James

author: Henry James

The Ambassadors

novel by Henry James

author: Henry James

1903

The Portrait of a Lady

novel by Henry James

author: Henry James

1881

The Golden Bowl

novel by Henry James, on interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses, and their marriages and adulteries

author: Henry James

1904

Washington Square

novel by Henry James

author: Henry James

1880

The Wings of the Dove

novel by Henry James

author: Henry James

1902

The Bostonians

tragicomic novel by Henry James, about the struggle between Basil, a political conservative from Mississippi, and Olive, Basil’s cousin and a Boston feminist, for the affection of Verena, Olive's protégée in the feminist movement

author: Henry James

1886

The Aspern Papers

novel by Henry James

author: Henry James

1888

articles

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Crawford's Consistency

redactioneel artikel

author: Henry James

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