Henry James

1843 - 1916

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Henry James ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – (1916-02-28)28 February 1916) was an American-British author. He is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James Sr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry James has received more than 4,163,989 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Henry James is the 405th most popular writer (down from 368th in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from United States (down from 358th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Writer.

Henry James is most famous for his novels and short stories. He was a novelist, short story writer, playwright, and critic. His most famous novel is "The Portrait of a Lady."

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Notable Works

The Europeans
The ambassadors
Daisy Miller
Washington Square
The Turn of the Screw
The portrait of a lady


Among writers, Henry James ranks 405 out of 7,302Before him are Raymond Chandler, Pietro Aretino, Ismail Kadare, Ágota Kristóf, Edmondo De Amicis, and Henning Mankell. After him are Joseph Roth, Dan Brown, René Guénon, Michel Houellebecq, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, and Alfred de Musset.

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Among people born in 1843, Henry James ranks 9Before him are Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Camillo Golgi, and Louis Renault. After him are William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, Elisabeth of Wied, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, and Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1916, Henry James ranks 14Before him are Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Élie Metchnikoff, Franz Marc, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, and Richard Dedekind. After him are Sholem Aleichem, Charles de Foucauld, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Otto of Bavaria, Natsume Sōseki, and José Echegaray.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry James ranks 383 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Rock Hudson (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Chester W. Nimitz (1885). After him are Angela Davis (1944), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Dan Brown (1964), Ruth Handler (1916), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), and Sylvia Plath (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry James ranks 36Before him are James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), Paul Auster (1947), O. Henry (1862), and Raymond Chandler (1888). After him are Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Philip Roth (1933), Frank Herbert (1920), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and Susan Sontag (1933).