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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 3,531,268 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Henry James is the 371st most popular writer (down from 346th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from United States (down from 319th in 2019) and the 39th 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 371 out of 5,755Before him are Henri Charrière, Cyrano de Bergerac, William Wordsworth, Romain Gary, Margaret Atwood, and Joseph Roth. After him are Arthur de Gobineau, Ken Follett, Kenzaburō Ōe, Théophile Gautier, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Auguste Escoffier.

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Among people born in 1843, Henry James ranks 9Before him are Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Camillo Golgi, Frederick VIII of Denmark, and Louis Renault. After him are William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, Elisabeth of Wied, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, and Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1916, Henry James ranks 13Before him are Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, and William Ramsay. After him are Sholem Aleichem, Richard Dedekind, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Otto of Bavaria, Charles de Foucauld, and Natsume Sōseki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry James ranks 358 out of 18,182Before him are Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Forster (1941), James A. Garfield (1831), 50 Cent (1975), Arthur Compton (1892), and Jack Lemmon (1925). After him are Robert Johnson (1911), Jefferson Davis (1808), Hugh Hefner (1926), Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), and Mickey Rourke (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Henry James ranks 39Before him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), O. Henry (1862), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Truman Capote (1924), and Susan Sontag (1933). After him are Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), Tom Clancy (1947), and Gertrude Stein (1874).