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-born 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 3,243,743 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Henry James is the 346th most popular writer (up from 348th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from United States (down from 296th in 2019) and the 35th 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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Among writers, Henry James ranks 346 out of 5,794Before him are Claude Simon, Jo Nesbø, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Napoleon Hill, and Margaret Atwood. After him are Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, Sholem Aleichem, Paul Celan, Archilochus, and Paul Heyse.

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Among people born in 1843, Henry James ranks 6Before him are Edvard Grieg, Robert Koch, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, and Camillo Golgi. After him are Louis Renault, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Charles Albert Gobat, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1916, Henry James ranks 10Before him are Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Franz Marc, and William Ramsay. After him are Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, Karl Schwarzschild, and Otto of Bavaria.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry James ranks 319 out of 15,968Before him are Kevin Costner (1955), Brian Wilson (1942), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Herman Hollerith (1860), and James Madison (1751). After him are Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), and Paul Simon (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry James ranks 35Before him are Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), Margaret Mitchell (1900), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Napoleon Hill (1883). After him are Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), Richard Bach (1936), Philip Roth (1933), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Gertrude Stein (1874).