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Henry James (1843-1916) was an American-British author of literary fiction novels and stories. A common theme in his novels was American ex-pats living in Europe. His plots were based around personal relationships, the proper usage of power in such relationships, and other moral questions. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his work brought an extra layer of depth to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the 20th century. James was a prolific writer, in addition to his many works of fiction, he published articles and books on a variety of topics and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime to some success.

Henry James made his debut as a novelist in 1871 with the novel Watch and Ward. Prior to that, he had published the play Pyramus and Thisbe in 1869. Below is a list of Henry James’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Watch and Ward(1871) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eugene Pickering(1874) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roderick Hudson(1876) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American(1877) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Europeans(1878) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daisy Miller(1879) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diary of Man of Fifty(1879) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An International Episode(1879) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Confidence(1880) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Portrait of a Lady(1881) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Washington Square(1881) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bostonians(1886) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess Casamassima(1886) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patagonia(1889) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lesson of the Master(1892) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Private Life(1893) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other House(1896) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spoils of Poynton(1897) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Maisie Knew(1897) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Cage(1898) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Turn of the Screw(1898) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Awkward Age(1899) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Tour in France(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sacred Fount(1901) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wings of the Dove(1902) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ambassadors(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Bowl(1904) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aspern Papers(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Finer Grain(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outcry(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ivory Tower(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sense of the Past(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Altar of the Dead(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beldonald Holbein(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pupil(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Passionate Pilgrim(1875) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Transatlantic Sketches(1875) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lesson of the Master and Other Tales(1892) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Real Thing(1893) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminations(1893) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Embarrassments(1896) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two Magics(1898) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Soft Side(1900) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Works(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Travelling Companions(1919) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghostly Tales of Henry James(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aspern Papers and Other Stories(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Tales(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Novels(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Tales(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jolly Corner(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1892-1898(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Figure in the Carpet(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Italian Hours(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Collection of Critical Essays(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Henry James(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast in the Jungle(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Some Short Stories(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Short Stories of Henry James(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Pyramus and Thisbe(1869) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Still Waters(1871) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Change of Heart(1872) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Henry James’ Memoirs Non-Fiction Books

A Small Boy and Others(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notes of a Son and a Brother(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Middle Years(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

French Poets and Novelists(1875) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
English Hours(1905) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American Scene(1907) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Within the Rim and Other Essays(1918) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Henry James Letters to A. C. Benson and Auguste Monod(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Henry James Books, You’ll Love…

Henry James Synopses: The American by Henry James is a standalone novel. Christopher Newman is a self-made American millionaire ex-pat living in France. It is there that he falls in love with the beautiful aristocrat Claire de Bellegarde. Her family, however, taken aback by his brash American manner, rejects his proposal of marriage. When Newman discovers a guilty secret in the Bellegardes’ past, he confronts a moral dilemma: Should he expose them, thereby gaining his revenge?

The Europeans by Henry James is a standalone title. Restless Baroness Eugenia Munster and her charming bohemian brother Felix are visiting their American cousins in Boston, New England. The effect these two extravagant characters have on their austere Puritan relations forms the substance of the book and is told in a series of scenes or “sketches.”

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