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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw – mystical and psychological story of the American-English writer Henry James, first published in 1898. The novel focuses on a governess who, caring for two children in a remote farm. She is convinced that the land is…Continue readingThe Turn of the Screw

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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady is the pinnacle of American psychological realism, one of the greatest works written in English. A young American lady, Isabel Archer, a delicate, passionate and sensual woman, suddenly gets a big inheritance after her uncle’s…Continue readingThe Portrait of a Lady

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Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller is a delicate, lyrical, ironic love story. One of the masterpieces of the writer’s “small” prose, the subjects of which are based on the collision of European and American cultural consciousness, the “point of view” of an individual…Continue readingDaisy Miller

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The Wings of The Dove

The famous novel of the American classic, the master of psychological nuances and subtle experiences, the author of recognized masterpieces. The novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress who has a serious illness and her influence on the…Continue readingThe Wings of The Dove

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Washington Square

In 1881 Henry James’s novel “Washington Square” was published, which is considered to be the top of American psychological realism along with The Portrait of a Lady. Against the backdrop of the clash of American and European cultural traditions in the…Continue readingWashington Square

The Ambassadors

The novel The Ambassadors Henry James considered his main creative achievement. Readers will have a fascinating journey into the world of human passions, tangled situations, deep experiences. Together with the main character we will wander the streets of foggy London,…Continue readingThe Ambassadors

The Golden Bowl

“The Golden Bowl” is James’s last completed novel.The book’s plot is based on real events. This is the story of two broken pairs. Before the reader unfolds the drama of the relationship between Maggie and her widowed father. Beautiful and…Continue readingThe Golden Bowl

The Europeans

The Europeans continue to develop the author’s favorite theme – the difference between the Old and New Worlds. In this book a lot of passions, but they boil very delicately, in James’ way, inside. For all the heroes have the same…Continue readingThe Europeans

The Bostonians

In “The Bostonians” Henry James, as an outstanding psychologist, created very bright and realistic portraits of heroes with a rich inner world, living in the intellectual atmosphere of Boston – the most reckless romantics, the most naive idealists, people with…Continue readingThe Bostonians

The American

The novel “The American” introduces the reader to the early period of Henry James’s work. On the way to his characters becomes a European class caste. The very spirit and structure of life on different continents do not coincide too…Continue readingThe American

The Spoils of Poynton

Amazing, sometimes complicated, but such an elegant Henry James syllable is a drag. The plot is secondary, though it is interesting, fascinates with the ornate way of thinking of the book’s heroes, so unusually presented by the author. Intrigue develops,…Continue readingThe Spoils of Poynton

The Aspern Papers

The Aspern Papers

“The Aspern Papers” – one of the masterpieces of the “small” prose of the writer, the subjects of which are based on the collision of European and American cultural consciousness, the opinion of the individual and social stereotypes, “book” perception…Continue readingThe Aspern Papers

Roderick Hudson

Roderick Hudson

“Roderick Hudson” is one of the first novels by Henry James, written by him in 1785. Does the author send the hero of the novel on the path of self-destruction and gives the opportunity to save him? Rowland Mallet is…Continue readingRoderick Hudson

The Reverberator

The Reverberator

“The Reverberator” is a comedy novel by Henry James published in 1888. In the book, there are complications that arise when the truthful, but not pleasant stories get into the famous magazine … George Flack is a Parisian correspondent for…Continue readingThe Reverberator

The Tragic Muse

In “The Tragic Muse” the author shows the conflict between art and the “real world”. Art or politics, this is the question, the protagonist of Nick Dormer dealls with in the course of this novel. While another hero has a…Continue readingThe Tragic Muse

The Other House

“The Other House” is the story of a struggle for possession-and of its devastating consequences. This novel is the story of a brutal crime, and its violence is not duplicated in any of Henry James’s other works. Julia Bream dies…Continue readingThe Other House

What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

“What Maisie Knew is one of Henry James’s famous novels, whose center of storytelling is Maisie Farange, daughter of irresponsible divorced parents. Maisie grows up, studies life and tries to find her happiness in the world. The book follows the…Continue readingWhat Maisie Knew

The Awkward Age

The Awkward Age

The Awkward Age – a novel by Henry James, a short story about the complications that have arisen in the social structure of the young girl’s family as a result of her growing up. This novel has become a common…Continue readingThe Awkward Age

The Sacred Fount

The Sacred Fount

The Sacred Fount of Hanry James is his only novel to employ a first-person narrator. The writer watches and detects disturbing changes in his acquaintances. An ordinary woman suddenly begins to sparkle, a dull man is charming, a woman known…Continue readingThe Sacred Fount

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