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Henry James (Literary Fiction)

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Book cover: The Wings of the DoveThe Wings of the Dove
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
A brilliant and sophisticated satire of manners and morals. The Wings of the Dove is an indelible take on the tragic love triangle in which two poor yet ardent lovers seduce a dying woman in the hope that she will leave them her fortune.
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Book cover: What Maisie KnewWhat Maisie Knew
by - Herbert S. Stone ,
Strikingly modern in its subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of her parents' bitter divorce. Maisie develops a precocious maturity as she observes the adults' irresponsible and immoral behavior ...
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Book cover: Washington SquareWashington Square
by - Harper & Brothers ,
A searing portrait of selfishness, cruelty and manipulation that brings a radically new psychological depth to the 19th century novel. A story of hidden emotions, fear of breaking conventions, and hypocrisy resulting from those conventions.
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Book cover: The Golden BowlThe Golden Bowl
by - C. Scribner's Sons ,
With a focus on the consciousness of the four central characters, 'The Golden Bowl' by Henry James is an examination of relationships -- familial and romantic -- that explores adultery, jealousy, and the complexities of marriage.
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Book cover: The OutcryThe Outcry
by - Methuen & Co. ,
The Outcry (1911) is James's last novel. He pokes fun at the upper crust in the form of both a wealthy American scouring England for art and a down-on-his-luck British lord looking to separate the Yank from as much of his cash as possible.
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Book cover: The Spoils of PoyntonThe Spoils of Poynton
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Mrs Gereth is convinced that Fleda Vetch would make the perfect daughter-in-law. Only the dreamy, highly-strung young woman can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's passion for her 'things' - the antique treasures...
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Book cover: The Sacred FountThe Sacred Fount
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The action is seen through the eyes of a novelist attending a weekend party at an English estate. As the story progresses, the narrator begins to detect vast changes in his fellow guests as they begin taking on each other's personalities.
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Book cover: A Round of VisitsA Round of Visits
by - The Ladder ,
Mark Monteith, returned to New York in March to handle the aftermath of his trusted friend's absconding with his, and many others', money, can find no sympathetic ear but one. And a very strange and tragic one it turns out to be.
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Book cover: An International EpisodeAn International Episode
by - Harper & Brothers ,
In this short novel Henry James plays with a major issue of his personal life and of his time and place generally: the interaction between individuals from England and America around the turn of the 19th into the 20th century.
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Book cover: Roderick HudsonRoderick Hudson
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Roderick Hudson is the story of the conflict between art and the passions; the title character is an American sculptor in Italy. Faltering in both his artistic ambitions and his personal relationships, he travels to Switzerland and dies there.
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Book cover: The Tragic MuseThe Tragic Muse
by - Macmillan and Co. ,
This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick, who vacillates between a political career and his efforts to become a painter, and Miriam, an actress striving for artistic and commercial success.
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Book cover: The ReverberatorThe Reverberator
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
When pretty Francie Dosson gossips about her fiancee's family to a sleazy American newspaper reporter, anyone could have told her something terrible would come of it -- and of course, it did. There's a reason that paper is called The Reverberator.
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Book cover: The PupilThe Pupil
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The tale of a young teacher hired by a 'housefull of bohemians that wanted tremendously to be Philistines'. He's quite taken with his pupil, a young man who returns the affection of his teacher and sees through his parent's social climbing ways.
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Book cover: The Princess CasamassimaThe Princess Casamassima
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a strong sense of beauty that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that surround him. Drawn into a secret circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to commit a violent act of terrorism.
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Book cover: Portrait of a LadyPortrait of a Lady
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Spirited, beautiful young American Isabel Archer journeys to Europe to, in modern terms, find herself. But what she finds there may prove to be her undoing, especially when an infinitely sophisticated lady plots against her.
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Book cover: The Altar of the DeadThe Altar of the Dead
by - Project Gutenberg ,
A fable of life and death significance which explores what happens when a man tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals.
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Book cover: The EuropeansThe Europeans
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. She travels to Boston to visit relatives she has never before seen, in hopes of making a wealthy marriage.
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Book cover: Daisy MillerDaisy Miller
by - Harper & Brothers ,
This novella describes the complications that follow the innocent behavior of Daisy Miller, an american girl, traveling in Switzerland and Rome. Henry James' first commercial and critical success, a masterpiece miniature.
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Book cover: The Turn of the ScrewThe Turn of the Screw
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Before Alfred Hitchcock there was Henry James. The young governess is the only one who sees the ghosts. The book starting out as a ghost story, becomes a psychological horror. A glimpse into the human mind as the ultimate source of evil.
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