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  • The Ambassadorsby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 4.99

    One of Henry James' greatest novels, The Ambassadors is a dark comedy from 1903. Lewis Lambert Strether travels to Europe to find his widowed fiancée's son, planning to bring him back to the family business, but once there Strether meets with unexpected complications. Taken by perceived contrasts between European and American culture,... more...

  • What Maisie Knewby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    Maisie's parents go through an acrimonious divorce when she is very young, and the court decrees that she will travel between them, spending time with each. They do not hesitate to use her in their war against each other, and she is neglected and abandoned by them as they each remarry and then take further lovers. The story follows her to maturity,... more...

  • The Portrait of a Ladyby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Portrait of a Lady is perhaps Henry James' greatest novel. It tells the story of Isabel Archer, a young American heiress who "affronts her destiny". Dealing with one of James' recurrent themes, the American in Europe, and the differences between the two cultures, The Portrait of a Lady is a tale of the conspiracy to separate Isabel... more...

  • Hawthorneby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though Henry James is best remembered as a titan of nineteenth-century American literature and an important innovator in the domain of literary realism, he was also a key figure in the literary criticism of the period and helped to shape the era's critical sensibility. In this fascinating volume, James focuses his critical lens on Nathaniel Hawthorne,... more...

  • The Finer Grainby Henry James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Written during his convalescence as James recovered from an illness, the stories collected in The Finer Grain embody the strengths of the author's late period. Though not quite as hauntingly complex as novels such as The Portrait of a Lady or The Wings of the Dove, these shorter pieces stand as a testament to Henry James' significance as a... more...

  • The Golden Bowlby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 4.99

    The Golden Bowl is an intense, involved study of marriage, adultery and family ties. The central characters are a man and his daughter and James delves into their consciousness to explore the complexity of their relationship to each other and their respective spouses. The novel is often considered the completion of the "major phase" of James'... more...

  • The Wings of the Doveby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 3.99

    Young Londoners Kate and Merton are engaged, but have no money to marry on. When the wealthy but terminally ill American heiress Milly arrives in London, Kate schemes for a way to inherit her fortune. But when Kate achieves all she had hoped for, she finds that the money and the gentle, beautiful Milly have changed everything. more...

  • Italian Hoursby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 4.99

    Part of a remarkably talented family, Henry James is regarded as one of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century. Although he is best known for novels such as The Wings of the Dove and The Portrait of a Lady, James was also a renowned essayist. This volume collects a series of essays about James' extensive travels in Italy,... more...

  • The Europeansby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1878; US$ 3.99

    Henry James, the nineteenth-century American writer who was lauded for his skill with insightful, elegantly styled prose, was fascinated by the differences between Americans and their European counterparts. This theme was a feature of many of his works, including the novella The Europeans. In this text, James takes a comic approach to highlighting... more...

  • The Altar of the Deadby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1895; US$ 3.99

    Explore timeless questions about spirituality, love, remembrance, and mortality with this tale from the pen of Henry James, a master of psychological suspense fiction. The two protagonists featured in "The Altar of the Dead" have dedicated their lives to remembering those who have passed on from this world, but find that honoring the dead... more...