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James, Henry (1843-1916)

The following sources are recommended by a professor emeritus whose research specialty is American author Henry James.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bell, Millicent. Meaning in Henry James. Harvard University Press, 1993.

· Hathaway, Richard D. The Henry James Scholar's Guide to Web Sites. This site provides etexts of many of James's most important works, plus a comprehensive directory of links to other resources by and about James.

· The Henry James Review. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979-present.

· Kaplan, Fred. Henry James: The Imagination of Genius: A Biography. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

· Krook, Dorothea. The Ordeal of Consciousness in Henry James. Cambridge University Press, 1962.

· Tintner, Adeline R. The Pop World of Henry James: From Fairy Tales to Science Fiction. UMI Research Press, 1989.

Other Excellent Sources

-- BOOKS --

· Fogel, Daniel Mark, ed. A Companion to Henry James Studies. Greenwood Press, 1993.

· Beidler, Paul G. Frames in James: The Tragic Muse, The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew, and The Ambassadors. English Literary Studies Monograph Series No. 59, 1993.

· Blackmur, Richard P. Studies in Henry James. New Directions, 1983.

· Bradbury, Nicola. Henry James: The Later Novels. Clarendon, 1979.

· Edel, Leon, and Lyall H. Powers, eds. The Complete Notebooks of Henry James. Oxford University Press, 1987.

· Edel, Leon. The Life of Henry James. In five volumes: The Untried Years, 1843-1870; The Conquest of London: 1870-1881; The Middle Years: 1882-1895: The Treacherous Years: 1895-1901; The Master: 1901-1916. J.B. Lippincott, 1953-1972. Condensed into one volume by the author as Henry James: A Life. Harper and Row, 1985.

· Gale, Robert L. The Caught Image: Figurative Language in the Fiction of Henry James. University of North Carolina Press, 1964.

· Gale, Robert L. A Henry James Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press, 1989.

· Lewis, Richard W.B. The Jameses. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1989.

· McWhirter, David. Desire and Love in Henry James: A Study of the Late Novels. Cambridge University Press, 1989.

· Shine, Muriel G. The Fictional Children of Henry James. University of North Carolina Press, 1969.

· Smith, Virginia Llewellyn. Henry James and the Real Thing. St. Martin's Press, 1994.

· Tintner, Adeline. Henry James and the Lust of the Eyes: Thirteen Artists in His Work. Louisiana State University Press, 1993.

· Veeder, William. Henry James -- The Lessons of the Master: Popular Fiction and Personal Style in the Nineteenth Century. University of Chicago Press, 1975.

· Yeazell, Ruth Bernard. Language and Knowledge in the Late Novels of Henry James. University of Chicago Press, 1976.


· Barnett, Linda K. "Jamesian Feminism: Women in 'Daisy Miller.'" Studies in Short Fiction, 10 (1979): 281-87.

· Edel, Leon, and Adeline R. Tintner. "The Library of Henry James, from Inventory Catalogues and Library Lists." The Henry James Review, 4 (1983): 158-90.

· Kimball, Jean. "A Classified Subject Index to Henry James's Critical Prefaces to the New York Edition (Collected in The Art of the Novel)." The Henry James Review, 6 (1985): 89-133.

· Koch, Sarah. "A Henry James Filmography." The Henry James Review, 19 (1998): 296-306.

· Parker, Hershel. "Deconstructing the Art of the Novel and Liberating James's Prefaces." The Henry James Review, 14 (1993): 284-307.

· Recchia, Edward. "An Eye for an I: Adapting Henry James's Turn of the Screw to the Screen." Literature/Film Quarterly, 15 (1987): 28-55.

· Rivkin, Julie. "The Logic of Delegation in The Ambassadors." PMLA, 101 (1986): 819-31.

-- VIDEOS --

· The Heiress. William Wyler, Director. Paramount Pictures, 1949. Olivia de Haviland's portrayal of Catherine Sloper won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

· The Innocents. Jack Clayton, Director. Cinemascope Twentieth Century Fox, 1962. This film is based on the play of the same title by William Archibald, which was based on James's The Turn of the Screw. Arguably the best of the approximately 130 screen (TV and film) adaptations of James's various works.


· Dover, Adrian. The Ladder: A Henry James Website. This site has many Henry James etexts and a concordance to them, plus information about publication of James's short fiction.

· Jobe, Steven H., and Susan Elizabeth Gunter. Online Calendar of Henry James's Letters and a Biographical Register of Henry James's Correspondents. University of Nebraska Press. The site's search engine allows one to search by correspondent, date, place, or other parameters.

· Zacharias, Greg W. The Center for Henry James Studies. Creighton University. The Center is engaged in compiling James's voluminous correspondence, involving more than ten thousand letters to more than one thousand correspondents.

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