Henry James

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Birthday
15, 1843
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 28, 1916 (72)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1843
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Feb 28, 1916 (72)

About

American-born British author who wrote The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of the Screw, and The American. He is considered a key figure in 19th-century literary realism.

Before Fame

He enrolled in Harvard Law School at age nineteen, but devoted himself to a literary career after publishing his first short story, A Tragedy of Error, at the age of twenty-one.

Trivia

A prolific author, he published over twenty novels and more than a hundred novellas and short stories over the course of his nearly fifty-year career.

Family Life

He was the brother of the renowned philosopher and psychologist, William James. He also had a sister, Alice, who achieved a degree of posthumous fame for her published diary.

Associated With

He influenced the literary development and writing style of author Virginia Woolf.