French Poets And Novelists

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Kessinger Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 352 pages
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1883. American-born writer, gifted with talents in literature, psychology, and philosophy. James wrote 20 novels, 112 stories, 12 plays and works of literary criticism. Among James's most famous literary works are The Europeans, his commercial success Daisy Miller, the critically acclaimed Washington Square, The Bostonians, and The Turn of the Screw. A collection of James's essays containing: Alfred de Musset; Theophile Gautier; Charles Baudelaire; Honore de Balzac; Balzac's Letters; George Sand; Charles de Bernard and Gustave Flaubert; Ivan Turgenieff; The Two Amperes; Madame de Sabran; Merimee's Letters; and The Theatre Francais. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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