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Henry James - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Henry James

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Henry James
Portrait: Henry James, by Jacques-Emile Blanche, 1908.
Henry James   (1843 - 1916)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  April 15, 1843
New York City, New York, United States
 
Died:  February 28, 1916
London, England
 
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Edith Wharton
 
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Henry James - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/28/1915     James on War and Empire
On this day in 1915 Henry James wrote to the British Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, to inform him of a "desire to offer myself for naturalisation in this country." James was 72 years old, and 40 years a resident in England; this grand gesture in the early days of WWI was his way of "throwing into the scale of [England's] fortune my all but imponderable moral weight -- 'a poor thing but mine own.''"
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Collected Stories
fiction, anthology
 
The Portrait of a Lady
fiction
 
The Selected Letters of Henry James
by Leon Edel (Editor), Henry James
letters
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art
by Lyndall Gordon
biography
 
Henry James and Modern Moral Life
by Robert B. Pippin
non-fiction
 
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Online Books Page
Find electronic texts including The Portrait of a Lady, In the Cage, The Jolly Corner, The Golden Bowl, The Turn of the Screw, Washington Square, and The Beast in the Jungle.
TeacherVision.com
This online lesson plan for The Portrait of a Lady offers commentary on the author's literary legacy and his most celebrated novel, a brief biography, and suggested topics for classroom discussion.

"Written at what many critics consider the zenith of James's career, the novel deals with profound questions such as the extent to which Isabel's situation can be viewed as tragic; and the emotional cost of simply "living" one's life. These ideas are embedded in moments of true feeling, such as in the final scene between Isabel and the dying Ralph, where the emotional restraint Isabel has shown throughout the better part of the story explodes in a sudden redemptive and cathartic moment."
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