Henry James

(1843—1916) writer

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Aestheticism in Translation: Henry James, Walter Pater, and Theodor Adorno

African Enclosures? The social dynamics of wetlands in drylands, by Philip Woodhouse, Henry Bernstein and David Hulme, with Pippa Trench, Andrew Clayton, Edward Lahiff, Christopher Southgate, and Moussa Dit Martin Tessougué. Oxford: James Currey; Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press; Cape Town: David Philip, and Nairobi: EAEP, 2000. xviii + 238 pp. £40.00 hardback; £14.95 paperback. ISBN 0‐85255‐416 X (hardback); 0‐85255‐416‐8 (paperback)

Alderson, Sir Henry James (1834-1909), army officer

andrew cutting. Death in Henry James. Pp. x + 198. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. £45.00.

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ANSON, George Henry Greville (died 1898), Rector of St James’s Birch, Manchester; Ex-Archdeacon of Manchester

ARNOLD, Henry Fraser James Coape- (1846 - 1923)

ARNOLD, Henry James Lawes (1854 - 1928), Rector of North Creake since 1911; Hon. Canon of Norwich

The Aspern Papers: Henry James's ’Editorial Heart‘

BAKER, James Henry (1938 - 2009), Head of Conservation, Ministry of Defence, 1986–2003

BAMBRIDGE, Henry James (1881 - 1956), JP; Chairman Leeds Regional Hospital Board since 1949; Chairman West Riding County Council since 1955 (Chairman West Riding County Council Finance Committee, 1952–55)

BARKER, Henry James (1852 - 1934)

BEARD, James Henry (1812 - 1893), Painter

Beard, James Henry (died 1893), Painters

Beard, James Henry (probably 1811–93)

BECK, (James Henry) John (1920 - 2001), Director of Industries and Farms, Prison Department, Home Office, 1976–80

BEER, James Henry Elias (1848 - 1925), Commandant Mussoorie Rifles

Benenson, Peter James Henry (1921-2005), barrister and human rights campaigner

BEVAN, Henry Edward James (1854 - 1935)

BLAKE, James Henry (born 1845), Painter, illustrator, decorative designer

Boland, Henry James [Harry] (1887-1922), tailor's cutter and Irish revolutionary

BOND, James Henry Robinson (1871 - 1943), late RAMC

BOOT, William Henry James (1848 - 1918), Painter, watercolourist

BOOT, William Henry James (died 1918), Vice-President, Royal Society of British Artists, 1895–1914; Member Japan Society, etc

BOR, James Henry (1857 - 1914), Royal Marine Artillery; Member of Council Royal United Service Institution from 1898; Extra Equerry to Prince of Wales, 1901–10; to the King, 1910; ADC to the King, 1904–11

Breasted, James Henry (1865 - 1935), Egyptologists, Historians

BREASTED, James Henry (1865 - 1935), Orientalist, historian; Director of the Oriental Institute since 1919, University of Chicago; Corresponding Member Royal Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1907; Institut de France, 1930; Foreign Member Bavarian Akademie, 1931; Royal Academy of Belgium, 1934; Royal Academy of Denmark, 1935; Archæologisches Institut des Deutschen Reiches, Berlin, 1931; President American Oriental Society, 1918; Hon. Fellow Society of Antiquaries of London, 1919; Member American Philosophical Society, 1919 (Vice-President, 1927–33); Corresponding Member American Geographical Society, 1922; National Academy of Sciences (USA), 1923; Hon. Member Royal Asiatic Society, 1923; President, History of Science Society, 1926; President, American Historical Association, 1928; Gold Medal, Geographic Society of Chicago, 1929; Rosenberger Gold Medal History of Civilization, 1929; Gold Medal, Holland Society, 1930; Gold Medal, distinguished achievement in Fine Arts, American Institute of Architects, 1934

Breasted, James Henry (1865–1935)

BRETT, Henry James (1878 - 1963)

Brooke, Henry James (1771-1857), crystallographer


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born in New York, the son of Henry James senior, writer on questions of theology and a follower of Swedenborg, and brother of William James. After a desultory education in New York, London, Paris, and Geneva. Henry James entered the law school at Harvard in 1862. He settled in Europe in 1875. From 1865 he was a regular contributor of reviews and short stories to American periodicals and owed much to his friendship with W. D. Howells. For more than 20 years he lived in London, and in 1898 moved to Lamb House, Rye, where his later novels were written. He at first chiefly concerned himself with the impact of the older civilization of Europe upon American life, and to this period belong his novels Roderick Hudson (1876), The American (1877), Daisy Miller (1879), and Portrait of a Lady (1881). He next turned to a more exclusively English stage in The Tragic Muse (1890), The Spoils of Poynton (1897), and The Awkward Age (1899), in which he analysed English character with extreme subtlety. What Maisie Knew appeared in 1897. In his last three great novels, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), and The Golden Bowl (1904), he returned to the ‘international’ theme of the contrast of American and European character. The Ivory Tower and The Sense of the Past remained unfinished at his death and were published in fragments in 1917. For the revised collection of his fiction, which began in 1907, James wrote a series of prefaces of high interest. In his critical essays James concentrated on the 19th‐cent. novel.

Besides more than 100 short stories (including the well‐known ghost story The Turn of the Screw, 1898), James wrote several volumes of sketches of travel (Portraits of Places, 1883; A Little Tour in France, 1884), several plays, and a life of Hawthorne. A short story called ‘The Middle Years’ appeared in the volume Terminations in 1895. The autobiographical work of the same title is a fragment (published posthumously, 1917).

His other works include Madonna of the Future (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Siege of London (1883), The Bostonians (1886), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Reverberator (1888), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Real Thing (1893), Embarrassments (1896), The Other House (1896), In the Cage (1898), The Two Magics (1898), The Better Sort (1903).

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