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									Henry JamesHenry James
Henry James was a master at tracing the social boundaries of the Gilded Age -- between Old and New World, Europe and America, desire and convention, men and women. He brought an invaluably clear-eyed, and critical, sensibility to America's evolving cultural mores.

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

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								Daisy Miller and Washington Square (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: 
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Daisy Miller and Washington Square (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Henry James, Jennie A. Kassanoff (Introduction)
A true James classic, Washington Square has long provided readers with psychological insights and fascinating social observations concerning a New York City heiress whose father objects to her choice of lovers.
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								The Bostonians, Author: 
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*  The Europeans (1878)
*  Daisy Miller (1878)
*  Washington Square (1880)
*  The Portrait of a Lady (1881)
*  The Bostonians (1886)
*  The Turn of the Screw (1898)
*  The Wings of the Dove (1902)
*  The Ambassadors (1903)
*  The Golden Bowl (1904)

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We're So Vain

"It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to under value them," James once reflected.

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								Henry James: Collected Travel Writings, Author: 
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Henry James: Collected Travel Writings
by Henry James
A keen observer well suited to travel writing, James brings his insights to Europe and America in this two-volume anthology. The first volume includes precious early views of London and New York, while the second volume focuses on his still relevant renderings of Italy and France.

*Henry James: Collected Travel Writings  by Henry James
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								Henry James: A Life in Letters, Author: 
								Henry James, Philip Horne (Editor).

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Henry James: A Life in Letters
by Henry James, Philip Horne (Editor)
James's views of sex, politics and friendship are on display in this collection of correspondence containing nearly 150 previously unpublished letters, including those to high-profile friends such as Edith Wharton, Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells.

*A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art  by Lyndall Gordon
*Cambridge Companion to Henry James  by Jonathan Freedman (Editor)
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