Cover image for Selected short stories.
Title:
Selected short stories.
Author:
James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng.;] [Baltimore] : Penguin Books [1963]
Physical Description:
192 pages ; 18 cm.
Summary:
The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780140019193
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The last of the Valerii.--The real thing.--The lesson of the master.--Daisy Miller.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)