Henry James

Henry James, born on 15 April 1843, was an American writer An avid reader since childhood, James was deeply interested in understanding different cultures. Till the age of 12, he was educated by private tutors. Thereafter, he studied at different schools in Paris, Geneva, and Bonn. In 1862, he sought admission in Harvard Law School. However, he soon withdrew to focus on his writing. Over nearly 51 years, he wrote 20 novels, 112 short stories, and 12 plays. Amongst his notable works are The American (1877), The Tragic Muse (1890), The Awkward Age (1899), and The Golden Bowl (1904). He also wrote several reviews, stories, and articles for The Atlantic Monthly and The North American Review. His works have been translated into several languages. Known as the torch bearer of the 20th-century “stream-of- consciousness” movement, James passed away in London on 28 February 1916.