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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

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Henry James, son of a philosopher and brother of William James, was born in New York City. He briefly attended Harvard Law School, but mostly devoted his time to writing. Beginning in 1869, James spent much time in Europe, and he eventually settled in Britain. James is especially well known as a novelist for such works as Daisy Miller, The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove, and as a literary critic.


Works in the EAF Collection

A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales (1875)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Photo: Henry James, reading

Drawing: Sketch of James

Portrait: James, profile

Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)