Henry James: 11 Great Novels

Henry James: 11 Great Novels

James, Henry

Language: English

Published: Oct 20, 2014

Words: 1512191
Pages: 6327


Retail Henry James (1843 –1916) was an American writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. James contributed significantly to literary criticism, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest possible freedom in presenting their view of the world. James claimed that a text must first and foremost be realistic and contain a representation of life that is recognizable to its readers. Good novels, to James, show life in action and are, most importantly, interesting. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and possibly unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to narrative fiction. Included here are 11 of the most popular novels by Henry James. Books: • The Portrait Of A Lady (1881) • Washington Square (1880) • The Ambassadors (1903) • What Maisie Knew (1897) • The Europeans (1878) • The Golden Bowl (1904) • The Wings Of The Dove (1902) • The Bostonians (1886) • The American (1877) • The Awkward Age (1899) • Confidence (1879)