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Henry James


American-born United kingdom author who wrote The Family portrait of a female, The Turn from the Screw, as well as the American. He’s considered an integral amount in 19th-century literary realism. He signed up for Harvard Law College at age group nineteen, but committed himself to a literary profession after submitting his first brief tale, A Tragedy of Mistake, at age twenty-one. A prolific writer, he released over twenty books and greater than a hundred novellas and brief stories during the period of his almost fifty-year profession. He was the sibling from the renowned philosopher and psychologist, William Adam. He also acquired a sister, Alice, who attained a amount of posthumous popularity for her released diary. He inspired the literary advancement and writing design of writer Virginia Woolf.

Quick Facts

Full Name Henry James
Date Of Birth April 15, 1843
Died February 28, 1916, London, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Novelist
Education Harvard Law School
Nationality American, British
Parents Henry James Sr., Mary Robertson Walsh
Siblings William James, Alice James, Robertson James, Garth Wilkinson James
Nominations Nobel Prize in Literature, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, USC Scripter Award
Movies What Maisie Knew, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Innocents, The Heiress, The Others, The Nightcomers, Presence of Mind, The Green Room, The Californians, Washington Square, Berkeley Square, The Golden Bowl, Through the Shadow, The Wings of the Dove, The Haunting of Hell House, In the Shadows, Celine and Julie Go Boating, Die Freunde der Freunde, Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Europeans, The American, The Haunting of Helen Walker, Victoria, The Pupil, The Spoils of Poynton, Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Opera Australia: The Turn of the Screw, Les bostoniennes
Star Sign Aries

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1Pictured on an 89¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 31 July 2016. On the day of issue, 89¢ was the rate for 3 ounces.



La tutora2016
Através da Sombra2015novel
522013TV Series original story - 1 episode
What Maisie Knew2012based on the novel by
The Aspern Papers2010novella "The Aspern Papers"
The Turn of the Screw2009TV Movie from original story by / story
Il mistero del lago2009TV Movie novel
Le pendu2007TV Movie novel "The Third Person"
Kin iro no tsubasa2007TV Series novel
La vie privée2006short story "Private Life"
In a Dark Place2006novel "The Turn of the Screw"
The Californians2005novel "The Bostonians"
Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten2004TV Movie novella - uncredited
The Turn of the Screw2003novel
Die Freunde der Freunde2002TV Movie novel
Le tour d'écrou2001TV Movie novella "The Turn of the Screw"
Owen Wingrave2001TV Movie novella
The Golden Bowl2000novel
The Turn of the Screw1999TV Movie short story
The Haunting of Hell House1999story
Presence of Mind1999novel "The Turn of the Screw"
Nora1999TV Movie novel
The American1998TV Movie novel "The American"
Under Heaven1998novel "The Wings of the Dove"
Washington Square1997novel
The Wings of the Dove1997novel
Le fantôme de Longstaff1996Short short story
L'élève1996story "The Pupil"
The Portrait of a Lady1996novel
Ce que savait Maisie1995TV Movie novel "What Maisie Knew"
The Haunting of Helen Walker1995TV Movie novel "The Turn of the Screw"
The Turn of the Screw1994TV Movie after
The Turn of the Screw1992novel
Els papers d'Aspern1991novel "The Aspern Papers"
The Turn of the Screw: Britten1991TV Movie based on a story by
The Turn of the Screw - Die Drehung der Schraube1990TV Movie novel
Great Performances1989TV Series after - 1 episode
Nightmare Classics1989TV Series novel - 1 episode
La bête dans la jungle1988TV Movie novella "The Beast of the Jungle"
Otra vuelta de tuerca1985novel "The Turn of the Screw"
The Bostonians1984novel
The Turn of the Screw1982TV Movie novel
Die Erbin1982TV Movie novel
Aspern1982novel "The Aspern Papers"
I giochi del diavolo1981TV Mini-Series short story "Sir Edmund Orme" - 1 episode
Les ailes de la colombe1981based on "The Wings of the Dove" by
Le ali della colomba1981TV Mini-Series novel
Otra vuelta de tuerca1981TV Mini-Series story - 3 episodes
Novelle dall'Italia1980TV Mini-Series story
The Europeans1979novel
BBC Play of the MonthTV Series novel - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1979 novel "Washington Square" - 1 episode, 1969
Le destin de Priscilla Davies1979TV Movie short story "Dans la cage"
NovelaTV Series 12 episodes, 1967 - 1978 novel - 1 episode, 1967
The Green Room1978novella "The Altar of the Dead" / novella "The Beast of the Jungle"
Au théâtre ce soir1976TV Series short story - 1 episode
Nouvelles de Henry JamesTV Series short story "Owen Wingrave" - 1 episode, 1976 short story - 1 episode, 1976 novella "De Grey, A Romance" - 1 episode, 1976 short story "Georgina's Reasons" - 1 episode, 1975 novella "The Pupil" - 1 episode, 1974 novella "The Turn of the Screw" - 1 episode, 1974 novella "The bench of desolation" - 1 episode, 1974
The Jolly Corner1975TV Short story
El quinto jinete1975TV Series author - 1 episode
Washington Square1975TV Movie novel
Ritratto di signora1975TV Mini-Series novel "The Portrait of a Lady" - 4 episodes
Affairs of the HeartTV Series story "The Aspern Papers" - 1 episode, 1975 story "The Great Condition" - 1 episode, 1975 story "Daisy Miller" - 1 episode, 1975 story "Nona Vincent" - 1 episode, 1975 story "Wings of a Dove" - 1 episode, 1975 story "The Bench of Desolation" - 1 episode, 1975 story "An International Episode" - 1 episode, 1974 story "Washington Square" - 1 episode, 1974 story "Marriages" - 1 episode, 1974 stories "The Tone of Time" and "The Real Thing" - 1 episode, 1974 story "Covering End" - 1 episode,
Les ailes de la colombe1975TV Movie play
Celine and Julie Go Boating1974Film-within-film based on stories by
Daisy Miller1974story
FiccionesTV Series 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974 novel - 1 episode, 1973
The Turn of the Screw1974TV Movie novel "The Turn of the Screw"
Le tour d'écrou1974TV Movie novel "Turn of the Screw"
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1973TV Series novel "The Aspern Papers" - 1 episode
The Golden Bowl1972TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Victoria1972novel "Washington Square"
Estudio 11972TV Series 1 episode
Il carteggio Aspern1972TV Movie novel
Pesnikova pisma1971TV Movie
Les papiers d'Aspern1971TV Movie short story
Obra completa1971TV Series novel - 1 episode
The Nightcomers1971characters
NET Opera Theater1971TV Series after - 1 episode
Las grandes novelas1970-1971TV Series 2 episodes
The Spoils of Poynton1970TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
ITV Playhouse1969TV Series story - 1 episode
What Maisie Knew1968TV Series novel - 3 episodes
The Portrait of a Lady1968TV Series novel "The Portrait of a Lady" - 6 episodes
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1967TV Series novel "Washington Square" - 1 episode
FestivalTV Series story The Third Person - 1 episode, 1966 short story - 1 episode, 1961
Historias para no dormir1966TV Series short story - 1 episode
La redevance du fantôme1965TV Movie novel / story
The Ambassadors1965TV Movie novel
Thursday Theatre1965TV Series novel - 1 episode
Briefe eines toten Dichters1964TV Movie play: 'The Aspern Papers'
TV de VanguardaTV Series story - 1 episode, 1963 novel - 1 episode, 1953
BBC Sunday-Night Play1962TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode
Playdate1962TV Series novel - 1 episode
Les bostoniennes1962TV Movie novel
Die sündigen Engel1962TV Movie story "The Turn of the Screw"
Arvtagerskan1962TV Movie novel "Washington Square"
The Innocents1961novella "The Turn of the Screw"
The Heiress1961TV Movie novel "Washington Square"
Camera Three1956-1960TV Series story - 2 episodes
The Turn of the Screw1959TV Movie based on the story by
Startime1959TV Series novel - 1 episode
Berkeley Square1959TV Movie story - uncredited
Playhouse 901959TV Series novel - 1 episode
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1958TV Series novel "Washington Square" - 1 episode
Die Erbin1958TV Movie novel: Washington Square
Matinee TheatreTV Series novel - 4 episodes, 1955 - 1958 story - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1958 book "Turn of the Screw" - 1 episode, 1957
Folio1958TV Series novel - 1 episode
Armchair Theatre1957TV Series novel "Washington Square" - 1 episode
Screen Directors Playhouse1956TV Series story - 1 episode
EncounterTV Series novel - 1 episode, 1956 novel "The Aspern Papers" - 1 episode, 1955
Die Tochter1956TV Movie story
London Playhouse1955TV Series novel "The Aspern Papers" - 1 episode
On Camera1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Omnibus1955TV Series original story - 1 episode
Lux Video Theatre1954TV Series novel "Washington Square" - 1 episode
The United States Steel Hour1954TV Series novel "The Aspern Papers" - 1 episode
Curtain Call1952TV Series story - 1 episode
Goodyear Playhouse1952TV Series story - 1 episode
Studio One in HollywoodTV Series story - 3 episodes, 1949 - 1950 novel - 2 episodes, 1951 - 1952
I'll Never Forget You1951story "The Sense of the Past" - uncredited
The Prudential Family Playhouse1951TV Series story - 1 episode
The Philco-Goodyear Television PlayhouseTV Series story - 2 episodes, 1950 novel - 1 episode, 1950
Cameo Theatre1950TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heiress1949suggested by the novel "Washington Square" by
Kraft Theatre1948TV Series unfinished novel - 1 episode
Berkeley Square1948TV Movie novel "The Sense of the Past"
The Lost Moment1947novella "The Aspern Papers"
Berkeley Square1933unfinished novel "The Sense of the Past" - uncredited

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardWhat Maisie Knew (2012)· Carroll Cartwright (screenwriter)
· Nancy Doyne (screenwriter)
1998USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Wings of the Dove (1997)· Hossein Amini (screenwriter)
1997USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardThe Portrait of a Lady (1996)· Laura Jones (screenwriter)
1960HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStartime (1959)· John Frankenheimer (director)
· James Costigan (teleplay)

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1I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.
2Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes.
3Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?
4I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.
5To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticised thing and to make it one's own.

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