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Honored as one of the greatest artists of the novel, he is also regarded as one of America's most influential critics and literary theorists. During the fifty years of his literary career, which spanned the period from the end of the American Civil War to the beginning of World War I, James produced a body of tales and novels that fills thirty-six volumes and an almost equal number of volumes of non-fiction prose, including travel books, autobiography, books of criticism, letters, and literary notebooks.
Henry James was born in New York City on April 15,into an affluent and socially prominent family. His father, Henry James, Sr. An "obscure hurt" suffered inan injury to his spine, kept James from service in the Civil War; for reasons perhaps related to this injury, James never married.
At the age of thirty-three, he took up residence in Europe, living first for a year in Paris and then permanently in England. He became a British subject ina year before his death. The influence of James' European experience and, ultimately, the "idea" of Europe as it relates to his work are central to an understanding of James' fiction.
As a young man, James sensed the freedom of Americans to "deal freely with forms of civilization not our own. He returned to America inwent abroad again in for two more years, spent the winter of in New York, and finally left America inthis time for good.
In Europe, James could best deal with his dominant theme: James saw, in his own words, the manifest "possibility of contrast in the human lot.
The period of James' apprenticeship and first success — the early period of his career — is characterized by his discovery and development of the "international" theme: Works of this period include Roderick Hudson ; The AmericanJames' first really successful novel; Daisy Miller ; The Europeans ; and the triumphant novel which ends this period, The Portrait of a Lady James' second period, the middle phase of his career, has also been labeled the period of his "social" novels, involving a turning from the international theme to complex social and political issues set against both New England and European backdrops.
These books were not well received by his public.
ByJames' income from his writings had dropped considerably. He abandoned fiction for the next five years in an unsuccessful attempt to write for the stage.
He wrote seven plays, of which only two were produced: He left London, moving to Rye, Sussex, a picturesque coastal town. The final period of James' career — the major phase — produced the novels that are today regarded as the peak of his achievement: In these three novels, James returned to his "international" theme, but with a more subtle, mature, and deeper exploration of its implications.
The Ambassadors is perhaps the most widely admired of James' novels and is an excellent introduction to his work, for it embodies his most significant themes and the best of his style and technique. The Ambassadors presents Henry James at the peak of his literary career.The Angel Of Whippet County by Gregorio Davila (Whippet, Georgia - Depression era) Langston James was born an ugly baby, and grew into an ugly man; monkey-faced, walleye, and a nearly crippled left side.
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His fundamental theme was the innocence and exuberance of the New World in clash with the corruption and wisdom of the Old, as illustrated in such works as Daisy Miller. Henry James (), the son of the religious philosopher Henry James Sr.
and brother of the psychologist and philosopher William James, published many important novels including Daisy Miller, The Wings of the .