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Henry James Save Henry James, OM 15 April — 28 February was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernismand is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr.
He is best known for a number of novels dealing with the social and marital interplay between emigre Americans, English people, and continental Europeans — examples of such novels include The Portrait of a LadyThe Ambassadorsand The Wings of the Dove.
His later works were increasingly experimental. In describing the internal states of mind and social dynamics of his characters, James often made use of a style in which ambiguous or contradictory motives and impressions were overlaid or juxtaposed in the discussion of a character's psyche.
For their unique ambiguity, as well as for other aspects of their composition, his late works have been compared to impressionist painting. James also published articles and books of criticism, travelbiography, autobiography and plays.
Born in the United States, James largely relocated to Europe as a young man and eventually settled in England, becoming a British subject inone year before his death. James was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature inand His father was intelligent, steadfastly congenial, and a lecturer and philosopher who had inherited independent means from his father, an Albany banker and investor.
Mary came from a wealthy family long settled in New York City. Her sister Katherine lived with her adult family for an extended period of time. His younger sister was Alice. His education was calculated by his father to expose him to many influences, primarily scientific and philosophical; it was described as "extraordinarily haphazard and promiscuous.
Between andthe James' household traveled to London, Paris, GenevaBoulogne-sur-Mer and Newport, Rhode Islandaccording to the father's current interests and publishing ventures, retreating to the United States when funds were low.
Henry studied primarily with tutors and briefly attended schools while the family traveled in Europe. Their longest stays were in France, where Henry began to feel at home and became fluent in French.
He was afflicted with a stutter, which seems to have manifested itself only when he spoke English; in French, he did not stutter. There Henry became a friend of the painter John La Fargewho introduced him to French literature, and in particular, to Balzac.
James later called Balzac his "greatest master," and said that he had learned more about the craft of fiction from him than from anyone else.
This injury, which resurfaced at times throughout his life, made him unfit for military service in the American Civil War. In Henry attended Harvard Law Schoolbut realised that he was not interested in studying law. His first published work was a review of a stage performance, "Miss Maggie Mitchell in Fanchon the Cricket," published in He wrote fiction and non-fiction pieces for The Nation and Atlantic Monthlywhere Fields was editor.
In he published his first novel, Watch and Wardin serial form in the Atlantic Monthly. The novel was later published in book form in Rome impressed him profoundly.
When these efforts failed he returned to New York City. During this early period in his career he was influenced by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
There he established relationships with Macmillan and other publishers, who paid for serial installments that they would later publish in book form.Daisy Miller – Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James that first appeared in Cornhill Magazine in June–July , and in book form the following year.
It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Winterbourne and his pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other. In this study, Blair challenges Henry James' perceived status as the literary figurehead of an impregnable high culture.
Emphasizing James' engagement in forms of popular culture (including ethnography, minstrelsy, photography, and journalism), Blair traces the ways in which his writing, steeped in these forms, acted as a force in the forging.
Daisy Miller study guide contains a biography of Henry James, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and The project gutenberg ebook of daisy miller: a study, by.
For a list of the short stories of Mr Henry James, collections of them in volume form, and other works, see bibliographies by F. A.
King, in The Novels of Henry James, by Elisabeth L. Cary (New York and London, ), and by Le Roy Phillips, A Bibliography of the Writings of Henry James . A novella with the eponymous protagonist, the young and innocent American Daisy Miller, finds her values in conflict with European sophistication.
Henry James himself was born in New York, United States of America, though he spent his life as an author in England. 14 People in the News Google News: James, Henry () [initiativeblog.com] - Met de publicatie van “Daisy Miller” () kreeg hij toegang tot het schrijversmilieu in Londen.