e-books in Henry James category
by Henry James - Charles Scribner's Sons , 1902
A brilliant and sophisticated satire of manners and morals. The Wings of the Dove is an indelible take on the tragic love triangle in which two poor yet ardent lovers seduce a dying woman in the hope that she will leave them her fortune.
by Henry James - Herbert S. Stone , 1897
Strikingly modern in its subject and narrative voice, this 1897 novel centers on a child's view of her parents' bitter divorce. Maisie develops a precocious maturity as she observes the adults' irresponsible and immoral behavior ...
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1880
A searing portrait of selfishness, cruelty and manipulation that brings a radically new psychological depth to the 19th century novel. A story of hidden emotions, fear of breaking conventions, and hypocrisy resulting from those conventions.
by Henry James - C. Scribner's Sons , 1904
With a focus on the consciousness of the four central characters, 'The Golden Bowl' by Henry James is an examination of relationships -- familial and romantic -- that explores adultery, jealousy, and the complexities of marriage.
by Henry James - Methuen & Co. , 1911
The Outcry (1911) is James's last novel. He pokes fun at the upper crust in the form of both a wealthy American scouring England for art and a down-on-his-luck British lord looking to separate the Yank from as much of his cash as possible.
by Henry James - The Riverside Press , 1897
Mrs Gereth is convinced that Fleda Vetch would make the perfect daughter-in-law. Only the dreamy, highly-strung young woman can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's passion for her 'things' - the antique treasures...
by Henry James - Methuen & Co. , 1901
The action is seen through the eyes of a novelist attending a weekend party at an English estate. As the story progresses, the narrator begins to detect vast changes in his fellow guests as they begin taking on each other's personalities.
by Henry James - The Ladder , 1910
Mark Monteith, returned to New York in March to handle the aftermath of his trusted friend's absconding with his, and many others', money, can find no sympathetic ear but one. And a very strange and tragic one it turns out to be.
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1892
In this short novel Henry James plays with a major issue of his personal life and of his time and place generally: the interaction between individuals from England and America around the turn of the 19th into the 20th century.
by Henry James , 1875
Roderick Hudson is the story of the conflict between art and the passions; the title character is an American sculptor in Italy. Faltering in both his artistic ambitions and his personal relationships, he travels to Switzerland and dies there.
by Henry James - Macmillan and Co. , 1921
This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick, who vacillates between a political career and his efforts to become a painter, and Miriam, an actress striving for artistic and commercial success.
by Henry James - Macmillan , 1888
When pretty Francie Dosson gossips about her fiancee's family to a sleazy American newspaper reporter, anyone could have told her something terrible would come of it -- and of course, it did. There's a reason that paper is called The Reverberator.
by Henry James - Le Roy Phillips , 1916
The tale of a young teacher hired by a 'housefull of bohemians that wanted tremendously to be Philistines'. He's quite taken with his pupil, a young man who returns the affection of his teacher and sees through his parent's social climbing ways.
by Henry James - Macmillan , 1889
Hyacinth Robinson has grown up with a strong sense of beauty that heightens his acute sympathy for the inequalities that surround him. Drawn into a secret circle of radical politics he makes a rash vow to commit a violent act of terrorism.
by Henry James - Houghton, Mifflin and Company , 1882
Spirited, beautiful young American Isabel Archer journeys to Europe to, in modern terms, find herself. But what she finds there may prove to be her undoing, especially when an infinitely sophisticated lady plots against her.
by Henry James - Project Gutenberg , 1996
A fable of life and death significance which explores what happens when a man tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals.
by Henry James - Macmillan Publishers , 1878
Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. She travels to Boston to visit relatives she has never before seen, in hopes of making a wealthy marriage.
by Henry James - Harper & Brothers , 1901
This novella describes the complications that follow the innocent behavior of Daisy Miller, an american girl, traveling in Switzerland and Rome. Henry James' first commercial and critical success, a masterpiece miniature.
by Henry James - Project Gutenberg , 1995
Before Alfred Hitchcock there was Henry James. The young governess is the only one who sees the ghosts. The book starting out as a ghost story, becomes a psychological horror. A glimpse into the human mind as the ultimate source of evil.