Henry James is considered by many to be the greatest American novelist. His shorter works—such as The Turn of the Screw and Daisy Miller—are staples of the high school curriculum, and his longer, more complicated novels—including The Bostonians, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and many more—are some of the greatest and most influential novels ever written.
Critical Companion to Henry James covers the life and works of Henry James as well as the related people, places, and topics that shaped his writing. Other features in this new title include a chronology of James’s life, bibliographies of his works and of secondary sources, and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, providing essential background for the study of this literary master.
- A concise but thorough biography
- Entries on James’s works, including his novels, novellas, short stories, criticism, travel writing, and more. Characters are included as subentries within longer entries on fictional works
- Related people, places, and topics, including William James, New York, and the Civil War
- Appendixes, including a chronology of James’s life, a bibliography of James’s works, and a secondary-source bibliography.