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.
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.
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.
He was the brother of the renowned philosopher and psychologist,
He influenced the literary development and writing style of author Virginia Woolf.