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Henry James was born in 1843 in New York City. He attended schoold in New York and later in London, Paris and Geneva, entering the Law School in Harvard in 1862. In 1865 he began to contribute reviews and short stories to American journals. In 1875 he settled for a year in Paris, where he met Flaubert, Turgenev and other literary figures. The next year he moved to London, but in 1898 he left to live at Lamb House, Rye, Sussex. Henry James became an English citizen in 1915, and died in 1916.
He wrote about twenty novels, mong which we remember Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.
Andrew Taylor is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Henry James and the Father Question (2002) and co-editor of The Afterlife of John Brown (2005). He is also co-editor of the Edinburgh Series in Transatlantic Studies, published by Edinburgh University Press.
This edition is certainly not from a "first rate publisher". The typeface is extremely small and the line spacing far too close. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Soluble
New England, 1870s. Siblings Eugenia and Felix – American, but brought up in Europe - come back to their family in the U.S. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bob Ventos
The language is hard going - like wading through treacle We hear that Eugenie is witty entertaining etc.etc. but we never hear /read it.Published 17 months ago by M. barbara Thomas
I hesitated: who am I to "dare" to criticize Henry
James and give only four stars to this novel, considered
as a masterpiece of style and wit and irony and a summit... Read more
I had never read any Henry James before and I selected “The Europeans” because other reviewers on Amazon had commented on the fact that this is a fairly short novel. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by E. A. Banks
I like classic literature so thought I'd give Henry James a go. Let me save a few hours of your life by summing up The Europeans:
- Promising start involving rich young... Read more
A pleasant enough tale of sophisticated Europeans moving to late 19th century puritan Boston, but with limited bite and grip. Read morePublished on 28 July 2010 by Brownbear101