The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller

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Wildside Press LLC, Apr 1, 2008 - Fiction - 284 pages
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Henry James, OM (1843-1916) was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death.
 

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I know this is a ~Classic and I can absolutely appreciate the contribution to the genre. However, to me it seems dated, boring, irritating and pointless. The writing is so off-putting. Sorry, Henry James. Perhaps I shall have better luck with Daisy Miller. Read full review

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Both odd pieces end abruptly, though both are otherwise "windy" (verbose) as Updike's Fritz Fleischer might say. "The Turn of the Screw" begins as a story within a story, but that contrivance is ... Read full review

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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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