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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.Christopher Newman is an American expatriate in Paris; his fortune made, he has moved to the Old World to enjoy his wealth and find a wife. Newman soon falls for a young widow, the aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde, but his brash New World sensibility horrifies her haughty family. Though the family oppose the idea of the couple’s marriage, reversals of fortune cause them to reconsider. When another suitor arrives on the scene all appears lost, until Newman befriends Claire’s younger brother Valentin and finds himself in possession of a dark family secret. As the novel unfolds, James’s unmistakable stylistic grace combines with his less well-known sense of melodramatic romance, resulting in a finale that combines duels, death, betrayal and blackmail.

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘The place, with its grey sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theatre after the performance-all strewn with crumpled playbills.’Revered as one of the greatest ghost stories ever told, James’s The Turn of the Screw is an eerie Victorian masterpiece.When an inexperienced governess goes to work at Bly, a country house in Essex to look after a young boy Miles and his sister Flora, all manner of strange events begin to occur. The governess spots a ghostly man and woman around the grounds and is told by the housekeeper that the valet and previous governess haunt the house. It soon becomes clear that the children are inexplicably connected to these ghosts in some way and the young governess struggles to protect the children, although from exactly what, she is not sure.Exploring the psychological and sexual fears of an era, this ambiguous, suspenseful and anxiety-inspiring novella remains one of Henry James’s most well-known tales.

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.’Isabel Archer is a beautiful, intelligent and independent young woman. Brought from America to England by her wealthy Aunt who seeks to further her education and find her niece a husband, Isabel is determined to shape her own future – one that does not necessarily entail becoming a wife. Isabel inherits a fortune when her rich uncle dies and feels even more inclined to turn down two eligible suitors on the basis that she is a woman of her own means. However, a trip to Italy heralds her downfall when she meets the charming Gilbert Osmond, a worthless, yet ambitious and scheming dilettante.

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Henry James (1843-1916) was an America-born writer whose novels, short stories and letters established the foundation of the modernist movement in twentieth century fiction and poetry. His career, one of the most significant and influential in English literature, spanned over five decades and resulted in a body of work that has had a profound impact on generations of writers. Born in New York, but educated in France, Germany, England and Switzerland, James often explored the cultural discord between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (United States) in his writings. Included in this fifth volume of «The Complete Tales of Henry James» are his works published between 1883 and 1884: «The Siege of London,» «The Impressions of a Cousin,» Lady Barberina," «The Author of 'Beltraffio',» and «Pandora.»

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Henry James (1843-1916) was an America-born English writer whose novels, short stories and letters established the foundation of the modernist movement in twentieth century fiction and poetry. His career, one of the most significant and influential in English literature, spanned over five decades and resulted in a body of work that has had a profound impact on generations of writers. Born in New York, but educated in France, Germany, England and Switzerland, James often explored the cultural discord between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (United States) in his writings. Included in this tenth volume of «The Complete Tales of Henry James» are the following stories: «The Turn of the Screw,» «In the Cage,» «Covering End,» «The Given Case,» «Covering End,» «The Given Case,» «The Great Condition,» «Europe,» «Paste,» and «The Real Right Thing.»

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"Roderick Hudson" is the coming-of-age story of its title character, a young sculptor who falls under the patronage of Rowland Mallet. Rowland, who is about to depart for Europe, offers to pay for Roderick to come along so that he may study in Italy and improve his art. Originally published serially in «The Atlantic Monthly» during 1875, «Roderick Hudson» is Henry James' story of the development of an artist and the development of a man.

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Henry James (1843-1916) was an America-born English writer whose novels, short stories and letters established the foundation of the modernist movement in twentieth century fiction and poetry. His career, one of the most significant and influential in English literature, spanned over five decades and resulted in a body of work that has had a profound impact on generations of writers. Born in New York, but educated in France, Germany, England and Switzerland, James often explored the cultural discord between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (United States) in his writings. Included in this third volume of «The Complete Tales of Henry James» are some of the works published between 1873 and 1875, at the beginning of James' rise to popularity. Beginning with «The Madonna of the Future», this volume also includes «The Sweetheart of M. Briseux,» «The Last of the Valerii,» «Madame de Mauves,» «Adina,» «Professor Fargo,» «Eugene Pickering,» and «Benvolio.»

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Henry James (1843-1916) was an America-born English writer whose novels, short stories and letters established the foundation of the modernist movement in twentieth century fiction and poetry. His career, one of the most significant and influential in English literature, spanned over five decades and resulted in a body of work that has had a profound impact on generations of writers. Born in New York, but educated in France, Germany, England and Switzerland, James often explored the cultural discord between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (United States) in his writings. Included in this ninth volume of «The Complete Tales of Henry James» are the following stories: «Owen Wingrave,» «The Middle Years,» «The Death of the Lion,» «The Coxon Fund,» «The Next Time,» «The Altar of the Dead,» «The Figure in the Carpet,» «Glasses,» «The Way It Came,» and «John Delavoy.»

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Henry James (1843-1916) was an American-born English writer whose novels, short stories and letters established the foundation of the modernist movement in twentieth century fiction and poetry. His career, one of the most significant and influential in English literature, spanned over five decades and resulted in a body of work that has had a profound impact on generations of writers. Born in New York, but educated in France, Germany, England and Switzerland, James often explored the cultural discord between the Old World (Europe) and the New World (United States) in his writings. «The Reverberator» is a delightfully witty story about a pretty American girl, Francie Dosson, who imprudently reveals to a tabloid writer shocking, but true, gossip about her fiancée's family, the Proberts. Amidst anger from his family and his own emotional discord, Gaston Probert must choose to reject the fiancé whom he loves, or forgive and accept her without resentment.

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Henry James's «The Bostonians» is the story of Mississippi Lawyer and Civil War veteran Basil Ransom's conflict with his cousin Olive Chancellor for the allegiance and affection of Boston feminist Verena Tarrant. First serialized in «The Century Magazine» between 1885-1886, «The Bostonians» deals heavily with the then very timely political issue of feminism and the changing role of women in society.