Critical Companion to Henry James: A Literary Reference to


Part I: Biography

Part II: James’s Works
The Ambassadors (1903)
The American (1877)
The Awkward Age (1899)
The Bostonians (1886)
The Europeans (1878)
The Golden Bowl (1904)
The Portrait of a girl (1881)
The Princess Casamassima (1886)
Roderick Hudson (1875)
The Sacred Fount (1901)
The Spoils of Poynton (1897)
The Tragic Muse (1890)
Washington sq. (1880)
What Maisie Knew (1897)
The Wings of the Dove (1902)
Short tales and Novellas
“The Altar of the Dead” (1895)
“The Aspern Papers” (1888)
“The writer of ‘Beltraffio’” (1884)
“The Beast within the Jungle” (1903)
“Brooksmith” (1891)
“Crapy Cornelia” (1909)
“Daisy Miller: A Study” (1878)
“The demise of the Lion” (1894)
“The determine within the Carpet” (1896)
“Glasses” (1896)
“The nice reliable Place” (1900)
“Greville Fane” (1892)
“An foreign Episode” (1878)
“In the Cage” (1898)
“The Jolly Corner” (1908)
“The Lesson of the Master” (1888)
“A London Life” (1888)
“The center Years” (1893)
“The subsequent Time” (1895)
“Owen Wingrave” (1892)
“The Pupil” (1891)
“The genuine Thing” (1892)
“The tale of a Year” (1865)
“The flip of the Screw” (1898)
The American Scene (1907)
“The paintings of Fiction” (1884)
Hawthorne (1879)
Prefaces to the recent York Edition
Travel writings

Part III: similar humans, locations, and Topics
the Aesthetic movement
Andersen, Hendrik Christian
Bosanquet, Theodora
Cambridge, Massachusetts
the Civil War
Coburn, Alvin Langdon
Conrad, Joseph
critical reception
the Dreyfus affair
Du Maurier, George
Eliot, George
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
film adaptations
Florence, Italy
Fullerton, William Morton
Gosse, Sir Edmund
Howells, William Dean
the overseas theme
the Irish question
James, Alice
James, Henry, Sr.
James, William
Kemble, Frances (Fanny)
Kipling, Rudyard
La Farge, John
Lamb House
London, England
modernism and modernity
Newport, Rhode Island
New York City
the long island Edition
Paris, France
Perry, Thomas Sergeant
race and ethnicity
Rome, Italy
Sargent, John Singer
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Sturgis, Howard Overing
Swedenborg, Emanuel Switzerland
Symonds, John Addington
Temple, Mary
Venice, Italy
Walpole, Hugh
Ward, Mrs. Mary Humphry
Wells, Herbert George
Wharton, Edith
Wilde, Oscar
women’s issues
Woolson, Constance Fenimore
World conflict I

Part IV: Appendices
Bibliography of Works by means of Henry James
Selected Bibliography of Secondary Sources
Chronology of Henry James’s lifestyles

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Watt, Ian. ” 1960. In Henry James: Modern Judgements, edited by Tony Tanner. London: Macmillan, 1968. 34 The American Williams, Merle. Henry James and the Philosophical Novel: Being and Seeing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Hazel Hutchison, University of Aberdeen The American (1877) Henry James started writing his third novel in 1875 at age 33 while living in PARIS. The American first appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 12 installments, from June 1876 to May 1877. It was then published as a book by J.

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