Quotes by Henry James

"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
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"She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS."
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"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."
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"I'm glad you like adverbs — I adore them; they are the only qualifications I really much respect."
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"It's time to start living the life you've imagined."
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Books by Henry James

  • La lettera scarlatta
  • 726,520 ratings
  • Published January 1st 1995 by Einaudi

    (first published March 16th 1850)

  • Pais e Filhos
  • 73,164 ratings
  • Published 2011 by Cosac & Naify

    (first published 1862)

  • Carmilla
  • 48,318 ratings
  • Published August 19th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

    (first published 1872)

Henry James
  • Henry James

  • Date of birth: April 15, 1843
  • Died: February 28, 1916
  • Born: in New York City, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe. His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.
    James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century. An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success. His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.

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