Henry James (Literary Fiction)

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The Wings of the DoveThe Wings of the Dove
by Henry James - Charles Scribner's Sons , 1902
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.
What Maisie KnewWhat Maisie Knew
by Henry James - Herbert S. Stone , 1897
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 ...
Washington SquareWashington Square
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1880
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.
The Golden BowlThe Golden Bowl
by Henry James - C. Scribner's Sons , 1904
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.

The OutcryThe Outcry
by Henry James - Methuen & Co. , 1911
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.
The Spoils of PoyntonThe Spoils of Poynton
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2012
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...
The Sacred FountThe Sacred Fount
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
A Round of VisitsA Round of Visits
by Henry James - The Ladder , 1910
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.
An International EpisodeAn International Episode
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1892
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.
Roderick HudsonRoderick Hudson
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
The Tragic MuseThe Tragic Muse
by Henry James - Macmillan and Co. , 1921
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.
The ReverberatorThe Reverberator
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
The PupilThe Pupil
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
The Princess CasamassimaThe Princess Casamassima
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
Portrait of a LadyPortrait of a Lady
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
The Altar of the DeadThe Altar of the Dead
by Henry James - Project Gutenberg , 1996
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.
The EuropeansThe Europeans
by Henry James - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
Daisy MillerDaisy Miller
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1901
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.
The Turn of the ScrewThe Turn of the Screw
by Henry James - Project Gutenberg , 1995
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.