The Turn of the Screw: And Other Short Novels (Paperback)

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    Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines.

    In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson. Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller. Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907).

    During his career he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916.

    Six classic stories-one volume

    This indispensible anthology collects the short novels of Henry James, offering readers the full range of his skill and vision-the singular art and imagination of an author who profoundly influenced American literature

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    ISBN 9780451530677
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 449
    Publisher Date 2007-09-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Signet Classic
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle And Other Short Novels
    Series Name Signet Classics
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors James, Henry
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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