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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
Roderick Hudson (1875)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
Washington Square (1880)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
The Bostonians (1886)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Princess Casamassima (1886)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reverberator (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tragic Muse (1890)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spoils of Poynton (1896)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other House (1896)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What Maisie Knew (1897)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Awkward Age (1899)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 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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

My Friend Bingham (1867)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Romance of Certain Old Clothes (1868)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of a Masterpiece (1868)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Passionate Pilgrim (1871)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Isella (1871)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sweetheart of M. Briseux (1873)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Madonna of the Future (1873)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Madame de Mauves (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last of the Valerii (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adina (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Osborne's Revenge (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Professor Fargo (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eugene Pickering (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benvolio (1875)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crawfords Consistency (1876)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An International Episode (1876)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Meetings (1877)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daisy Miller (1878)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Longstaff's Marriage (1878)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Diary of a Man of Fifty (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pension Beaurepas (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bundle of Letters (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Point of View (1882)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pandora (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Georgina's Reasons (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Path of Duty (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Author of Beltraffio (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lesson of the Master (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patagonia (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Aspern Papers (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pupil (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sir Edmund Orme (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Real Thing (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greville Fane (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Owen Wingrave (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sir Dominick Ferrand (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Private Life (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of the Lion (1894)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coxon Fund (1894)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Altar of the Dead (1895)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Figure in the Carpet (1896)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Delavoy (1898)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
Paste (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Condition (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maud-Evelyn (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Good Place (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Person (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Wings (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tone of Time (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beldonald Holbein (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mrs. Medwin (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast in the Jungle (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Birthplace (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marriages (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jolly Corner (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bench of Desolation (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crapy Cornelia (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Velvet Glove (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Modern Warning / The Two Countries (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Selected Tales (1866)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1864–1874 (1874)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1874–1884 (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1884–1891 (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Stories of Henry James (1898)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1892–1898 (1898)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Finer Grain (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories, 1898–1910 (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Poems of Henry James (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays

Pyramus and Thisbe (1869)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of' Memoirs Non-Fiction Books

A Small Boy and Others (1913)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notes of a Son and 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

The Novels of George Eliot (1866)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How to Play Golf (1869)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guest's Confession (1872)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1855–1872: Volume 1 (1872)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Parisian Sketches: Letters to the New York Tribune, 1875-1876 (1875)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872–1876: Volume 2 (1876)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872–1876: Volume 3 (1876)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Suburbs of London (1877)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawthorne (1879)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
French Poets and Novelists (1883)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Letters of Henry James, Volume II (1883)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Tour in France (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Partial Portraits (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terminations (1895)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Painter's Eye (1897)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Better Sort (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
English Hours (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traveling in Italy with Henry James (1907)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Italian Hours (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Art of the Novel (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters to Isabella Stewart Gardner (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Notes on Novelists with Some Other Notes by Henry James (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914 (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Letters of Henry James to Edmund Gosse, 1882 1915 (1915)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Henry James on Culture (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Letters to A.C. Benson and Auguste Monod (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William and Henry James: Selected Letters (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Selected Literary Criticism (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Travel Writings (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American Scene (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Within the Rim and Other Essays (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Whole Family(1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories(1992)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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