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The AmericanThe American
Henry James
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Christopher Newman, a "self-made" American millionaire in France, falls in love with the beautiful aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde. Her family, however, taken aback by his brash American manner, rejects his proposal of marriage. When Newman discovers a gulity secret in the Bellegardes' past, he confronts a moral dilemma: Should he expose them and thus gain his revenge? James's masterly early work is at once a social comedy, a melodramatic romance, and a realistic novel of manners.
     

 
Collected Travel Writings: The ContinentCollected Travel Writings: The Continent
Henry James, Richard Howard
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Henry James's travel writings are at once literary masterpieces, unsurpassed guidebooks, and penetrating reflections on the international themes familiar from his fiction. This volume and its companion, Great Britain and America, present them complete for the first time. Observant, imaginative, rich with literary associations and historical echoes, they show James as a great traveler and one of the greatest of all travel writers. From Provence and the Loire Valley, to Rome and Capri, Tuscany and Umbria, he visits all the places still on the traveler's itinerary, capturing radiant impressions of French countryside, the Norman coast, Florentine masterpieces, Venetian color and light. Sixteen essays most previously uncollected, on such varied places as Switzerland, Belgium, and the Pyrenees, include a remarkable account of the American volunteer ambulance corps in Europe during World War I. Joseph Pennell's exquisite drawings are reproduced from the original editions.
     

 
Collected Travel Writings: Great Britain and AmericaCollected Travel Writings: Great Britain and America
Henry James, Richard Howard
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Henry James's travel writings are unsurpassed guidebooks, and penetrating reflections on the international themes familiar from his fiction. This volume brings together James's writings on Great Britain and America. Sixteen essays, most previously uncollected range from early pieces on Saratoga, Newport, and Quebec to articles on World War I that are among his final writings.
     

 
Awkward AgeAwkward Age
Henry James
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Nanda Brookenham is "coming out" in London society. Thrust suddenly into the vicious, immoral circle that has gathered round her mother, she even finds herself in competition with Mrs Brookenham for the affection of the man she admires. Light and ironic in its touch, The Awkward Age nevertheless analyses the English character with great subtlety and, according to F.R. Leavis in The Great Tradition, "may fairly be considered one of James's major achievments". The Awkward Age, which has been much praised for its natural dialogue and delicacy of feeling it conveys, exemplifies Conrad's remark that James "is never in deep gloom or in violent sunshine. But he feels deeply and vividly every delicate shade."
     

 
The Portrait of a LadyThe Portrait of a Lady
Henry James
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Capturing the grandeur of a gracious, splendid Europe of wealth and Old World sensibilities, this glorious, complex novel has become a touchstone for a great writer's entire literary achievement. From the opening pages, when the high-spirited American girl Isabel Archer arrives at the English manor Gardencourt, Jame's luminous, superbly crafted prose creates an atmosphere of intensity, expectation, and incomparable beauty. Also available in hardcover.
     

 
Portrait of a LadyPortrait of a Lady
Henry James, Peter Washington
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The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period--in the 1860s and '70s when he was transforming himself from a talented young American into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and one of the greatest novelists of modern times. A kind of delight at the success of this transformation informs every page of this masterpiece.

Isabel Archer, a beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong American girl newly endowed with wealth and embarked in Europe on a treacherous journey to self-knowledge, is delineated with a magnificence that is at once casual and tense with force and insight. The characters with whom she is entangled--the good man and the evil one, between whom she wavers, and the mysterious witchlike woman with whom she must do battle--are each rendered with a virtuosity that suggests dazzling imaginative powers. And the scene painting--in England and Italy--provides a continuous visual pleasure while always remaining crucial to the larger drama.
     


 
Portrait of a LadyPortrait of a Lady
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What Maisie KnewWhat Maisie Knew
Henry James
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Roderick HudsonRoderick Hudson
Henry James
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Roderick Hudson, egotistical, beautiful and an exceptionally gifted sculptor, but poor, is taken from New England to Rome by Rowland Mallet, a rich man of fine appreciative sensibilities, who intends to give Roderick the scope to develop his genius. Together they seem like twins or lovers, opposing halves of what should have been an ideal whole. Roderick Hudson contains the obsessions that inspired all James's fiction but put across with a simple force and fire that he never quite caught again.
     

 
Daisy Miller & Other StoriesDaisy Miller & Other Stories
Henry James
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Daisy Miller and An International EpisodeDaisy Miller and An International Episode
Henry James
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The Turn of the Screw and Other Short FictionThe Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Henry James
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To read a story by Henry James is to enter a world--a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating nouvelles--works which represent the author in both his early and late phases. From the apparitions of evil that haunt the governess in The Turn of the Screw to the startling self-scrutiny of an egotistical man in The Beast in the Jungle, the mysterious turning of human behavior are skillfully and coolly observed--proving Henry James to be a master of psychological insight as well as one of the finest stylists of modern English literature. The five titles are: The Turn of the Screw; Daisy Miller; Washington Square; The Beast in the Jungle; and The Jolly Corner.
     

 
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short WorksThe Turn of the Screw and Other Short Works
Henry James
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Turn of the Screw & The Aspern PapersTurn of the Screw & The Aspern Papers
Henry James
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The Figure In The Carpet And Other StoriesThe Figure In The Carpet And Other Stories
Henry James
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By the 1890s, his own middle years, James was feeling particularly depressed by his lack of a sizeable, responsive audience in what he called 'an age of trash triumphant'. Fiction should be undertaken as an art or not at all. These stories, several of them elaborate Jamesian games, are all concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society. The Figure in the Carpet, the motif and title story, is an inspired joke, a masterpiece of double-entendre that demands the reader's undivided love and attention and continues to battle its critics.
     

 
Washington SquareWashington Square
Henry James
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Washington SquareWashington Square
Henry James
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Italian HoursItalian Hours
Henry James
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In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of 19th century Europe. A lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James's book reviews on Italian travel-writing.
     

 
The Spoils of PoyntonThe Spoils of Poynton
Henry James
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Only she can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's own passion for the exquisite antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park. Her son Owen, though, has engaged himself to be married to the embarrassingly nouveau philistine Mona Brigstock. A dramatic family quarrel unfolds, drawing Fleda, James's hesitating heroine, into its heart. Why is it that Fleda seems to be incapable of capturing Owen, remaining silent while her love for him is so evidently returned? Is she motivated by scruple or perversity? Is hers a true renunciation or a dilemma springing from sexual ignorance or neurosis? Readers who follow this drama to its surprising climax are likely to agree with David Lodge, who argues, in his introduction, that the beauty of The Spoils of Poynton lies in its apparently irreducible ambiguity.
     

 
Princess CasamassPrincess Casamass
Henry James
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Brought up in poverty, Hyacinth has nevertheless developed aesthetic tastes that heighten his awareness of the sordid misery around him . He is drawn into the secret world of revolutionary politics and, in a moment of fervour, makes a vow that he will assassinate a major political figure. Soon after this he meets the beautiful Princess Casamassima. Captivated by her world of wealth and nobility, art and beauty, Hyacinth loses faith in radicalism, 'the beastly cause'. But tormented by his belief in honour, he must face an agonizing, and ultimately tragic, dilemna. One of James's most perosnal novels and yet one of the most socially engaged, The Princess Casamassima must, in Derek's Brewer's words, "be read by anyone interested in the contrasts between wealth and poverty, fineness of spirit and vulgarity, terrorism and beauty, as they attract and afflict our feelings. It is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1886."
     

 
The Wings of the DoveThe Wings of the Dove
Henry James, Brenda Wineapple
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Though suffering from a grave illness, American heiress Milly Theale arrives in Europe determined to live. Her succesful entry into London drawing-room society introduces her to Kate Croy, a dazzling young beauty whose secret affair with Merton Densher, an attractive journalist, threatens her place in this rarefied circle. Through Kate, Milly renews her acquaintances with Densher, whom she met briefly in New York. He becomes for Milly a singular chance for love. Intensely aware of her friend's fortune and fate, Kate's forbidden passion for Densher spurs both of them towards a tremendous deceit...
     

 
The Golden BowlThe Golden Bowl
Henry James
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Henry James's story of a pair of adulterous lovers who are married, respectively, to a rich American collector of European art and to his inexperienced daughter, provides - beyond its expensive, burnished, beautifully appointed exteriors - an understanding of the risks and betrayals inherent in society that is unparalleled in literature. The Golden Bowl, his last published, novel written in the first years of the twentieth century, represents a culmination not only of its author's magnificent art, but also of the art of fiction itself.
     

 
Golden BowlGolden Bowl
Henry James
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The Aspern Papers and Other Stories, New Ed.The Aspern Papers and Other Stories, New Ed.
Henry James
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The Bostonians, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBookThe Bostonians, Unabridged Audiobook on CD with eBook
Henry James
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From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of "the sisterhood of women." She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, a veteran of the Civil War who holds rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions? A struggle to possess her, body and soul, develops between Olive and Basil.

The exploitation of Verena's unregenerate innocence reflects a society whose moral and cultural values are failing to survive the new dawn of liberalism and democracy. When it was first published in 1886, The Bostonians was not welcomed by Henry James's fellow countrymen, who failed to appreciate its delicacy and wit. But over a century later, this book is widely regarded as James's finest American fiction and perhaps his comic masterpiece.

Unabridged audio CD; approximately 17 hours 30 minutes; 14 CDs.
     

 
The Bostonians, Unabridged Audiobook on MP3 with eBookThe Bostonians, Unabridged Audiobook on MP3 with eBook
Henry James
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From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of "the sisterhood of women." She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, a veteran of the Civil War who holds rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions? A struggle to possess her, body and soul, develops between Olive and Basil.

The exploitation of Verena's unregenerate innocence reflects a society whose moral and cultural values are failing to survive the new dawn of liberalism and democracy. When it was first published in 1886, The Bostonians was not welcomed by Henry James's fellow countrymen, who failed to appreciate its delicacy and wit. But over a century later, this book is widely regarded as James's finest American fiction and perhaps his comic masterpiece.

Unabridged MP3-CD; approximately 17 hours 30 minutes; 2 MP3-CDs.
     

 

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The Ambassadors - eBook

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