The correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914 /

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Main Author: James, Henry, 1843-1916.
Other Authors: Monteiro, George.
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Format: Book
Published:Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1992.
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Main Author:James, Henry, 1843-1916.

Collects the surviving correspondence between James (1843-1916) and Adams (1838-1918), along with four letters from James to Adams' wife, Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams. James, Adams, and Mrs. Adams were close friends until her death in 1885, and the two men continued to visit and correspond until James' death. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Physical Description:xxiii, 107 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-99) and index.
ISBN:0807117293 (alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently.

James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress.

Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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