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Henry James's Life and Literary Personality

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  1. 1. Henry James (1843-1916)
  2. 2. • American-born English essayist, critic, and author. • He was born in New York City. • His father was one of the best-known intellectuals in mid- nineteenth-century America. • He traveled back and forth between Europe and America. • He studied in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna and Bonn.
  3. 3. • His method of writing allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception. • A text must first and foremost be. • Good novels show life interesting.
  4. 4. • interior monologue
  5. 5. • He published articles and books of travel, biography, autobiography, and criticism.
  6. 6. His Works: Novels: • Watch and Ward (1871) • Roderick Hudson (1875) • Washington Square(1880) • The Portrait of a Lady(1881) • The Sacred Fount (1901) • The Wings of the Dove (1902) • The Ambassadors (1903) Novellas and Stories: • A Passionate Pilgrim (1871) • Madame de Mauves (1874) • The Pupil (1891) • The Death of the Lion (1894) • The Altar of the Dead (1895) • The Figure in the Carpet (1896) • The Jolly Corner (1908)
  7. 7. His Works: Travel Writings: • A Little Tour in France (1884) • English Hours (1905) • The American Scene (1907) • Italian Hours (1909) Critics: • French Poets and Novelists (1878) • Partial Portraits (1888) • Essays in London and Elsewhere (1893) • Notes on Novelists (1914) • Picture and Text (1893)
  8. 8. References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ja mes http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hjames.htm http://www.online- literature.com/henry_james/

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