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Henry James

Henry James

American-born British author Henry James spent his life between the geographical and ideological borders of England and the America. A key element in his writing addresses the influence of the “Old World” on the “New World.” James was born in New York in 1843 and lived in London, Paris and other cities in Europe. He wrote more than a hundred short stories, travel books, and essays of literary criticism. James never married and in his last years lived in England until his death in 1916. Among his most known works are The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, Washington Square, and the novella The Turn of the Screw. Irish writer Colm Tóibín wrote his 2004 novel The Master based on James’ life.


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