The Diary of a Man of Fifty

The Diary of a Man of Fifty

by Henry James
     
 

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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. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans.

Overview

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. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators brought a new depth to narrative fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843911784
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Pages:
124
Sales rank:
1,167,319
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Henry James (1843–1916) was a novelist, playwright, and literary critic. His works include The Beast in the JungleThe Portrait of a Lady, and The Turn of the Screw.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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