Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have no equal in fiction, enabling us to trace the evolution of a great writer in the finest detail. This collection reprints all the major stories together with many unfamiliar but equally intriguing pieces that illuminate their more celebrated companions.
Volume 1 covers the period from 1866 to 1891, the years in which James was evolving and perfecting his art as a storyteller. It includes such well-known masterpieces as “Daisy Miller,” ‘The Aspern Papers,” “The Siege of London,” and “The Lesson of the Master,” and many other tales in which James established his favorite characters and situations: the American girl in Europe, the solitary observer, the social climber, the literary lion.
Contents of Volume 1
A Landscape-Painter A Light Man A Passionate Pilgrim The Madonna of the Future Madame de Mauves Benvolio Daisy Miller: A Study An International Episode The Pension Beaurepas The Point of View The Siege of London Lady Barberina The Author of “Beltraffio” Louisa Pallant The Aspern Papers The Liar The Lesson of the Master The Patagonia The Pupil The Marriages The Chaperon Sir Edmund Orme
Henry James was born on April 15, 1843, on Washington Place in New York to the most intellectually remarkable of American families. His father, Henry James Sr., was a brilliant and eccentric religious philosopher; his brother was one of the… More about Henry James