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Definition 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)
  • Henry James was the brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James.
  • Meredith, Henry James, Watts, Burne-Jones, Sidgwick, Haldane, Morley.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • 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
  • One in particular caught his attention: a massive biography of Henry James, the writer.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • All evening he read to her, not history now and Henry James but "Mrs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rest in peace, Henry James.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • 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
  • Take Henry James, for instance.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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