Henry James | First Editions

1843 - 1916

Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism, and is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. In addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel, biography, autobiography, and criticism, and wrote plays. James alternated between America and Europe for the first twenty years of his life; eventually he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916.

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