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Henry James

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Henry James was born on April 15, 1843, on Washington Place in New York to the most intellectually remarkable of American families. His father, Henry James Sr., was a brilliant and eccentric religious philosopher; his brother was one of the first great American psychologists and the author of the influential Pragmatism; his sister, Alice, though an invalid for most of her life, was a talented conversationalist, a lively letter writer, and a witty observer of the art and politics of her time.

In search of the proper education for his children, Henry senior sent them to schools in America, France... Read More

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The Ambassadors

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Colm Toibin


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $11.00

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The Ambassadors

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Colm Toibin


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $8.99

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The Awkward Age

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 25, 1993
Price: $17.00

Henry James had arrived at such mastery of the forms and uses of fiction by the time he published The Awkward Age in 1899 that this story of a young girl introduced into a casually corrupt circle of sophisticates is at once a universal drama of innocence confronting evil, a detailed... Read more >
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The Awkward Age

Written by Henry James


Format: eBook, 356 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 1, 2014
Price: $5.99

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The Bostonians

Written by Henry James
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 9, 2003
Price: $8.95

This brilliant satire of the women’s rights movement in America is the story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her. Will the privileged Boston feminist Olive Chancellor succeed in turning her beloved ward into a celebrated activist and lifetime... Read more >
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The Bostonians

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 442 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $20.00

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The Bostonians

Written by Henry James
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $7.99

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Collected Stories 2
Volume 2
Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 1120 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2000
Price: $30.00

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Collected Stories 1
Volume 1
Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 1280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2000
Price: $30.00

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Collected Stories 2
Volume 2
Written by Henry James


Format: eBook, 1120 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 20, 2014
Price: $9.99

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Daisy Miller

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $7.00

Originally published in The Cornhill Magazine in 1878 and in book form in 1879, Daisy Miller brought Henry James his first widespread commercial and critical success. The young Daisy Miller, an American on holiday with her mother on the shores of Switzerland’s Lac Leman, is one of James’s most vivid and... Read more >
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Daisy Miller

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $6.99

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The Golden Bowl

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 632 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 15, 1992
Price: $22.00

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The Portrait of a Lady

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $24.00

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The Portrait of a Lady

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Anita Brookner


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $12.00

One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, “affront her destiny.” James began The Portrait of a Lady without a plot or subject, only the slim but provocative notion of a young woman taking control... Read more >
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The Portrait of a Lady

Written by Henry James


Format: Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $5.99

The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period in the 1860s and 70s. Isabel Archer, a beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong American girl newly endowed with wealth and embarked in Europe on a treacherous journey to self-knowledge, is delineated with a magnificence that is at... Read more >
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The Portrait of a Lady

Written by Henry James


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $5.99

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Princess Casamassima

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $25.00

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The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction

Written by Henry James


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1981
Price: $4.95

To read a story by Henry James is to enter a world--a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating Nouvelles --works which represent the author in both his early... Read more >
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The Turn of the Screw & In the Cage

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Hortense Calisher


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $5.99

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The Turn of the Screw & In the Cage

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Hortense Calisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $6.95

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition brings together one of literature's most famous ghost stories and one of Henry James's most unusual novellas. In The Turn of the Screw, a governess is haunted by ghosts from her young charges past; Virginia Woolf said of this masterpiece of psychological ambiguity and suggestion... Read more >
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The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction

Written by Henry James


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $1.99

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Washington Square

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Arthur Phillips


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $22.00

Washington Square is one of Henry James’s most appealing and popular novels, with the most straightforward plot and style of any of his works.

Set in the genteel New York of James’s early childhood, it is a tale of cruelty laced with comedy. Dr. Austin Sloper is a wealthy and domineering... Read more >
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Washington Square

Written by Henry James
Introduction by Cynthia Ozick


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $7.95

Washington Square follows the coming-of-age of its plain-faced, kindhearted heroine, Catherine Sloper. Much to her father’s vexation, a handsome opportunist named Morris Townsend woos the long-suffering heiress, intent on claiming her fortune. When Catherine stubbornly refuses to call off her engagement, Dr. Sloper forces Catherine to choose between her inheritance and... Read more >
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Washington Square
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Henry James


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $6.99

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