Definition of Henry James from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Henry James

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(1843-1916) a writer, born in the US, whose novels are often about Americans in Europe. They contrast the Americans' innocent ideas with the Europeans' understanding of the world. James settled in London in 1876 and became British in 1915. His novels include Daisy Miller (1879), Portrait of a Lady (1881), the ghost story The Turn of the Screw (1898), The Wings of a Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). Several of them have been made into films. see also Jamesian