Great Short Novels of Henry James by Henry James
Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Beast in the Jungle, The Aspern Papers, The Pupil, Lady Barberina, The ... An International Episode, Madame de Mauves

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Henry James was one of the greatest and most prolific American authors ever to have lived.

Henry James believed that the short novel was the perfect literary form, and his achievements here brilliantly display his mastery of it. Noted literary critic Philip Rahv has collected ten of James’s most important short novels to make one distinguished volume. Accompanied by Rahv’s informative commentary and keen insights, this collection contains the following classics:

MADAME DE MAUVES
DAISY MILLER
AN INTERNATIONAL EPISODE
THE SIEGE OF LONDON
LADY BARBERINA
THE AUTHOR OF BELTRAFFIO
THE ASPERN PAPERS
THE PUPIL
THE TURN OF THE SCREW
THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
 

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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.
 
Published June 17, 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing. 848 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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