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  • The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories by Henry James
    The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories (English, Paperback) Henry James

    A chilling new collection of Henry James's short stories exploring the uncanny...

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  • Washington Square by Henry James
    Washington Square (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Dr Sloper is disappointed in his dull daughter, Catherine, a mediocre replacement for his beautiful and intelligent wife who died soon after childbirth. Yet, as Sloper threatens, beguiles and dictates to his daughter, he discovers in Catherine a pale reflection of his own obdurate character.

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  • The Aspern Papers and Other Tales by Henry James
    The Aspern Papers and Other Tales (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Offers a selection of author's short stories exploring the relationship between art and life. This book gathers seven short stories such as 'The Aspern Papers', 'The Author of Beltraffio', 'The Lesson of the Master', 'The Figure in the Carpet', 'The Middle Years', 'The Real Thing' and 'Greville Fane'.

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  • What Maisie Knew by Henry James
    What Maisie Knew (English, Paperback) Henry James

    After her parents' bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself turned into a 'little feathered shuttlecock' to be swatted back and forth by her selfish mother, Ida, and her vain father, Beale, who value her only as a means of provoking one another.

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  • The American by Henry James
    The American (English, Paperback) Henry James

    During a trip to Europe, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, asks the charming Claire de Cintré to be his wife. To his dismay, he receives an icy reception from the heads of her family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts...

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  • The Aspern Papers and Other Stories by Henry James
    The Aspern Papers and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Henry James

    As well as 'The Aspern Papers', this selection includes 'The Death of the Lion', 'The Figure in the Carpet', and 'The Birthplace'. All four stories concern the figure of the artist and the cult of celebrity. This new edition includes extracts from James's Prefaces and Notebooks that shed light on the genesis of the stories.

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  • The Turn of the Screw & The Aspern Papers by Henry James
    The Turn of the Screw & The Aspern Papers (English, Paperback) Henry James

    "The Turn of the Screw" is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural. "The Aspern Papers" is a tale of Americans in Europe, cleverly evoking the drama of comedie humaine against the settings of a Venetian palace.

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  • The Bostonians by Henry James
    The Bostonians (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Basil Ransom, a young Mississippi lawyer arrives to Boston in search of a career. Through his cousin, Olive Chancellor, Ransom comes to meet Verena, the beautiful daughter of a charlatan faith-healer. Olive hopes to win the girl over to the feminist cause, Ransom is attracted to her looks, and a battle for possession of the girl begins.

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  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    The Portrait of a Lady (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Considered by many as one of the finest novels in the English language, The Portrait of a Lady is both a dramatic Victorian tale of betrayal and a wholly modern psychological study of a woman caught in machinations she only comes to understand too late. This new edition usefully tracks the major textual changes James made for his New York Edition.

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  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    The Turn of the Screw (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Gripping ghost story by great novelist depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. An elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror.

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  • The Bostonians by Henry James
    The Bostonians (English, Paperback) Henry James

    The plot of this novel revolves around the feminist movement in Boston in the 1870s. F.R. Leavis called it one of "the two most brilliant novels in the language. "The novel's many allusions to the historical and social background of Boston society are explained in the editorial material.

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  • The Europeans by Henry James
    The Europeans (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. With her artist brother Felix Young she travels to Boston to visit relatives she has never before seen, in hopes of making a wealthy marriage. The men of Boston soon realize her deceitfulness, and she returns to Europe, feeling that her fortune-hunting scheme is...

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  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    The Turn of the Screw (English, Paperback) Henry James

    A nameless young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care.

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  • The Golden Bowl by Henry James
    The Golden Bowl (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, and her widowed father Adam, a billionaire collector of objets d'art, lead a life of wealth and refinement in London. They are both getting married: Maggie to Prince Amerigo, an impoverished Italian aristocrat, and Adam to the beautiful but penniless Charlotte Stant, a friend of his daughter.

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  • Ghost Stories of Henry James by Henry James
    Ghost Stories of Henry James (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.

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  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    The Portrait of a Lady (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Considered by many to be Henry James's finest novel, The Portrait of a Lady is a subtle examination of Victorian society and power relations, providing a groundbreaking psychological study of its protagonist. This volume is based on the authoritative New York Edition, and includes the author's seminal preface.

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  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    The Portrait of a Lady (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite her natural advantages she makes one error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic.

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  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    The Turn of the Screw (English, Paperback) Henry James

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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  • The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
    The Wings of the Dove (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Emerging from the grit and stigma of poverty to a life of fairytale privilege under the wing of her aunt, the beautiful and financially ambitious Kate Croy is already romantically involved with promising journalist Merton Densher when they become acquainted with Milly Theale, a New York socialite of immense wealth.

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  • Daisy Miller by Henry James
    Daisy Miller (English, Paperback) Henry James

    Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions?

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