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Henry James

(1843—1916) writer

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A. C. Benson

A. C. Benson  

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(1862–1925),eldest surviving son of E. W. Benson (1829–96), archbishop of Canterbury, and brother of E. F. and R. H. Benson. He published many volumes of biography, family reminiscences, reflection, ...
Adam Bede

Adam Bede  

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A novel by G. Eliot, published 1859.The action takes place at the close of the 18th cent. Hetty Sorrel, pretty, vain, and self‐centred, niece of the genial farmer Martin Poyser, is loved by Adam ...
Alice James

Alice James  

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(1848–92),sister of Henry James, Jr., and William James, reared, like her four brothers, to find her own values without neighborhood, school, or church affiliations, from the age of 16 suffered ...
Ambassadors

Ambassadors  

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A novel by H. James, published 1903.Chadwick Newsome, a young man of independent fortune, the son of Mrs Newsome of Woolett, Mass., a widow, has been living in Paris and is reported to have got ...
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American  

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Novel by Henry James, published in 1877 and dramatized by the author in 1891.Christopher Newman, a wealthy American on a visit to Paris, meets Claire de Cintré, a widow of noble birth, half French ...
American Literature

American Literature  

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Sea FictionAmerican sea literature has roots in Greek, Roman, Irish, and Norse mythology, the Bible, and the English Renaissance, whenever humans have ...
American Scene

American Scene  

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Descriptive and interpretive work by Henry James, published in 1907. The author toured the U.S. (1904) after an absence of “nearly a quarter of a century,” and writes from a point of view that he ...
Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang  

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(1844–1912),born at Selkirk, was educated at St Andrews University and became a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. In 1875 he settled in London, becoming one of the most prolific and versatile writers ...
Anglo-Saxon Review: A Quarterly Miscellany

Anglo-Saxon Review: A Quarterly Miscellany  

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Was published in ten issues between June 1899 and September 1901.Founded by the recently widowed, American-born society figure Lady Randolph Spencer Churchill (1854–1921), mother of Winston ...
Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope  

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(1815–82),became a junior clerk in the General Post Office in London in 1834, but only began to make any professional progress when transferred to Ireland in 1841. He married Rose Heseltine of ...
Antonio Tabucchi

Antonio Tabucchi  

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(1943– )Italian novelist, translator (from Portuguese), and critic, born in Pisa. His works include Notturno indiano (1984, trans. 1988 by Tim Parks as Indian Nocturne), Requiem (published first in ...
Aspern Papers

Aspern Papers  

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Opera in two acts by Argento to his own libretto after Henry James's novella (1888) (Dallas, TX, 1998).
Atlantic Monthly

Atlantic Monthly  

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An American magazine of literature, the arts, and politics, founded in 1857. J. R. Lowell was its first editor (1857–61) and O. W. Holmes's contribution of The Autocrat at the Breakfast‐Table added ...
Awkward Age

Awkward Age  

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A novel by H. James.
Basil Herbert Dean

Basil Herbert Dean  

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(1888–1978) English actor, dramatist, director, screenwriter, lighting designer, and manager.After acting for four years at Miss Horniman's Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, Dean became the director in ...
Beatrix Lehmann

Beatrix Lehmann  

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(b. Wycombe, Bucks, 1 July 1903; d. London, 31 July 1979)Actress who built her reputation after her debut in 1924 with many memorable performances, including Susie in The Silver ...
Belchamber

Belchamber  

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H. O. Sturgis, 1904, Constable.A critique of fashionable society. ‘Sainty’ Belchamber, heir to a fortune and an estate, is a man with radical sympathies. Outclassed in all the gentlemanly ...
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten  

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(b Lowestoft, 1913; d Aldeburgh, 1976).Eng. composer, pianist, conductor. His birth on St Cecilia's Day, 22 Nov., was a happy augury for the career of one of Britain's greatest composers. Essentially ...
Better Sort

Better Sort  

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Henry James, 1903, Methuen.Many of these eleven stories feature artists or reflect on the meaning of art in a commercial society. In ‘The Beldonald Holbein’, a woman who chooses ...
Bostonians

Bostonians  

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A novel by H. James, published 1886.Basil Ransom, a young lawyer fresh from Mississippi and the humiliations of the Civil War, has come north in search of a career. In Boston he calls on his cousin ...

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