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Henry James


Henry James was the brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James.
  member of the famous James family who was born in the US, but lived in England and wrote novels depicting the intersection of America and Europe (1843-1916)
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  • Henry James was the brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James.
  • Americans used to pick up these classical intaglios in Europe, back in the Henry James days, and have them set as rings.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He knew she read incessantly—Shakespeare, Henry James, Dickens, Thomas Hardy—but he did not think this could fill her days.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • You’ll notice, by the way, that many of these examples come from Victorian writers: Stevenson, Dickens, Stoker, J. S. Le Fanu, Henry James.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • WASHINGTON SQUARE by Henry James CHAPTER I During a portion of the first half of the present century, and more particularly during the latter part of it, there flourished and practised in the city of New York a physician who enjoyed perhaps an exceptional share of the consideration which, in the United States, has always been bestowed upon distinguished members of the medical profession.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • THE TURN OF THE SCREW — Henry James The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME I By Henry James PREFACE "The Portrait of a Lady" was, like "Roderick Hudson," begun in Florence, during three months spent there in the spring of 1879.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • I tried to write about Henry James again but instead kept writing Annie Kate’s name over and over again and wished that she still loved me, would do anything if she still loved me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • In The Europeans Henry James re-creates an earlier America that is recognizably Eden, an Eden corrupted by the arrival of two Europeanized snakes, the Baroness Münster and her brother.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • One in particular caught his attention: a massive biography of Henry James, the writer.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor

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  • THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME II (of II) By Henry James CHAPTER XXVIII On the morrow, in the evening, Lord Warburton went again to see his friends at their hotel, and at this establishment he learned that they had gone to the opera.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • All evening he read to her, not history now and Henry James but "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," which both of them esteemed a very fine tale.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME I By Henry James PREFACE "The Portrait of a Lady" was, like "Roderick Hudson," begun in Florence, during three months spent there in the spring of 1879.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The sensitive ear of Henry James detected an unpleasant /r/-sound in the speech of Americans, long ago got rid of by the English, so late as 1905; he even charged that it was inserted gratuitously in innocent words.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • …King George the Second had been solemnized, while those of Berengaria of Navarre to King Richard the First were hardly more than a distant memory; Diocletian, Charles the Fifth, and Victor Amadeus of Sardinia, had all abdicated their thrones; Henry James Pye, Poet Laureate of England, was with his fathers; Cassiodorus, Quintilian, Juvenal, Lucretius, Martial, and Albert the Bear of Brandenburg had answered the last great roll-call; the battles of Antietam, Smolensko, Drumclog,…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Meredith, Henry James, Watts, Burne-Jones, Sidgwick, Haldane, Morley.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Let’s look at another Victorian with experience in ghost and non-ghost genres, Henry James.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • HENRY JAMES
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • HENRY JAMES
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME II (of II) By Henry James CHAPTER XXVIII.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Take Henry James, for instance.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Henry James denounces this "flatly-drawling group" in "The Question of Our Speech,"[95] and cites /gawd/, /dawg/, /sawft/, /lawft/, /gawne/, /lawst/ and /frawst/ as horrible examples.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Let me tell you, young woman, as it happens I am a Bachelor of Arts, and you may recall the kind of books the ’backwoods hick’ was reading to you last winter, and even Henry James and everybody and— Oh, she’s right.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • "[83] Henry James, visiting the United States after many years of residence in England, was much harassed by this persistent /r/-sound, which seemed to him to resemble "a sort of morose grinding of the back teeth.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Clearly this Everett ("poor as a churchmouse" — his phrase) was living off her money, Uncle Welty’s money rather, old Europe preying off young America, to use a phrase I’d employed in my Henry James paper in my last semester of school.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I remember Meredith’s growl; and I remember the hesitations and adumbrations with which Henry James made the drawing room seem rich and dusky.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Joe was not halfway through Santa Monica, with the ocean still far ahead, when an image of the book spine rose in his mind—the name Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Rest in peace, Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • When Henry James has had enough of Daisy Miller and decides to kill her off, he gives her Roman fever or what we would now call malaria.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • I had never liked Henry James before I read that novel, had never expected to, and had considered him one of those irritatingly voluble novelists who used the language as if he hated English-speaking people.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He had a hunch that eventually he would arrive at a rational explanation derived from this consideration of the supernatural, a provable theory that would be as logical as the meticulously structured prose of Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Sometimes writers are more up front about that than others, openly showing, as John Fowles does in The French Lieutenant’s Woman, that he’s drawing on the tradition of the Victorian novel, and on the works of Thomas Hardy and Henry James in particular.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • There are visitors, young men like Jack Hills who is in love with Stella; many young men, Cambridge friends of George’s and Gerald’s; old men, sitting round the tea table talking—father’s friends, Henry James, Symonds, (I see him peering up at me on the broad staircase at St Ives with his drawn yellow face and a tie made of a yellow cordwith two plush balls on it) ; Stella’s friends—the Lushingtons, the Stillmans ; I see her at the head of the table underneath the engraving of Beatrice…
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Here’s a partial list: Ralph Touchett in Henry James’s novel The Portrait of a Lady (1881) and Milly Theale inhis later The Wings of the Dove (1902), Little Eva in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Paul Dombey in Charles Dickens’s Dombey and Son (1848), Mimi in Puccini’s opera La Boheme (1896), Hans Castorp and his fellow patients at the sanatorium in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain (1924), Michael Furey in Joyce’s "The Dead," Eugene Gant’s father in Thomas Wolfe’s Of Time…
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Henry James, in "The Question of Our Speech," attacked "such forms of impunity as /somewheres else/ and /nowheres else/, /a good ways on/ and /a good ways off/" as "vulgarisms with what a great deal of general credit for what we good-naturedly call ’refinement’ appears so able to coexist.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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