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Henry James back to U.S. Henry James back to U.S.
by The Ovi Team
2017-08-29 10:30:58
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james01_400August 29th 1904; Henry James returns to the U.S. for a visit after living abroad for two decades. James was born to a wealthy and eccentric philosopher father in 1843 in New York, N.Y. His older brother, William, became the country's first distinguished psychologist as well as a well-known philosopher. The brothers and their younger siblings were taken abroad by their parents for four years to study European culture during their teens. The family roamed England, Switzerland, and France, visiting galleries, museums, theatres, and libraries.

A back injury exempted James from serving in the Civil War, and he briefly attended Harvard Law School. He began writing fiction in his teens, and his first story was published when he was 21. He soon became a regular contributor of essays, reviews, and stories to Atlantic Monthly and other important periodicals. In 1873, James moved to England and continued publishing reviews while writing many more novels, including The American (1877) and the popular Daisy Miller (1878). In 1881, he published his masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady. Like many of his other works, it deals with naive, young Americans moving in sophisticated European circles. He wrote nonfiction as well as fiction, and the prefaces to new editions of his novels were collected in The Art of the Novel (1834).



   
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Emanuel Paparella2016-08-29 16:01:02
Hard to say who was the more genial of the two brothers, but then again, they were in different fields; it would be like comparing apples and oranges.


Abigail George2017-08-29 12:56:46
Henry James has always intrigued me.


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