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Henry James

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Henry James

Person  Male  Born 15/4/1843  Died 28/2/1916

Categories: Literature

Countries: USA

Writer. Born at 21 Washington Place, New York City. Initially he studied to be a lawyer, but gave it up in favour of writing literary reviews and short stories. His better-known works include 'Washington Square', 'Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Turn of the Screw'. The latter has been filmed many times and adapted as an opera by Benjamin Britten. He moved to England in 1876, becoming a British citizen in 1915. Died at his home, 21 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. He had been ill for 3 months, during which he sometimes imagined that he was Napoleon.

In 1990 a theory was proposed that James's particular writing style came from his efforts, as a gay man, to remain in the closet, and even that that was his real, hidden, subject.

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Henry James

Henry James, 1843 - 1916, Writer, lived here 1886 - 1902. London County Council 

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