Henry James

The Turn of the Screw (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


Henry James' classic ghost story comprises the written testimony of a young governess, charged with looking after two small children at an i…

What Maisie Knew


Read by Elizabeth Klett


When Beale and Ida Farange are divorced, the court decrees that their only child, the very young Maisie, will shuttle back and forth between…

The Turn of the Screw


Read by Nikolle Doolin


The Turn of the Screw is a novella written by Henry James. It is a ghost story that was originally published in 1898. A nameless governess…

The Portrait of a Lady (version 2)


Read by Elizabeth Klett


The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 an…

The Ambassadors


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Henry James considered The Ambassadors his best, or perhaps his best-wrought, novel. It plays on the great Jamesian theme of the American ab…

The Portrait of a Lady Vol 1


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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-1881 …

The Golden Bowl


Read by Lee Ann Howlett


The Golden Bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some cri…

Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts


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Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James. It portrays the confused courtship of the eponymous American girl by Winterbourne, a compatr…

The Portrait of a Lady Vol 2


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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-1881 …

Washington Square


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Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Ma…

The Wheel Of Time


Read by David Wales


Fanny Knocker is a very, very plain young woman. She is introduced to the extremely handsome, thoroughly impoverished, younger son of an old…

The American


Read by Nicholas Clifford


One of James’s early novels, The American plunges right in to one of the writer’s most enduring subjects, that of the innocent, or at least …

The Europeans


Read by Lee Ann Howlett


The Europeans: A sketch is a short novel by Henry James, published in 1878. It is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitud…

The Aspern Papers


Read by Nicholas Clifford


One of James’s favorite short novels, the Aspern Papers tells of the efforts of the nameless narrator to procure the papers of a famous, bu…

Daisy Miller: A Study in Two Parts (version 2 dramatic reading)


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Daisy Miller is an 1878 novella by Henry James first appearing in Cornhill Magazine in June–July 1879, and in book form the following year. …

Lady Barbarina


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Rich and beautiful American girls heading to England to find themselves noble titles through marriage, and using their New World wealth to p…

The Liar


Read by Deborah Percy


A successful painter reconnects with the woman he once loved during a visit to an English country house. His surprise is great when he learn…

The Art of Fiction


Read by Julie VW


A lecture on the art of fiction, given by the English critic Walter Besant on April 25, 1884, and an answer to the lecture by American write…

The Jolly Corner


Read by Nicholas Clifford


"The Jolly Corner," published in 1908, is considered by many to be a ghost story ranking second only to "The Turn of the Scre…

The Wings of the Dove


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"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--mo…

The Bostonians, Vol. 1 & 2


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This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chance…

The Real Thing


Read by Nicholas Clifford


The Real Thing is, on one level, a somewhat ironic tale of an artist and two rather particular models. Yet it also raises questions about th…

The Beast in the Jungle


Read by Rob James


'The Beast in the Jungle' is a 1903 novella by Henry James, first published as part of the collection, The Better Sort. Almost universally c…

Lord Beaupre


Read by Nicholas Clifford


What is a young man to do, when because of his pleasant disposition, and (of course) his considerable wealth, he finds himself besieged by b…

The Pupil


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Pemberton, a young American with an Oxford education and out of money, takes a job tutoring Morgan Moreen, the 12-year old son of an America…

The Figure in the Carpet


Read by Nicholas Clifford


The story ostensibly concerns a young literary critics who greatly admirs the writer Hugh Vereker. A meeting with Vereker, however, shows hi…

Roderick Hudson


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Published as a serial in 1875, Roderick Hudson is James's first important novel. The theme of Americans in Europe, so important in much of J…

In the Cage


Read by Lee Ann Howlett


In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She d…

The Princess Casamassima


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Princess Casamassima can be read on several levels: first, as a political and social novel, exploring the anarchistic and revolutionary unde…

Owen Wingrave


Read by David Wales


A young man of good family with a long distinguished military tradition indicates that he will not follow his ancestors' path into the army.…

The Reverberator


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Another Jamesian look at Americans in Paris. What happens when a reporter for an American scandal sheet (The Reverberator) is looking for a …

The Lesson of the Master


Read by Nicholas Clifford


A promising young writer meets an older man whose works have inspired him, as well as a highly intelligent and attractive young woman, at a …

The Awkward Age


Read by Anna Simon


Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in Lond…

The Last of the Valerii


Read by Nicholas Clifford


An unnamed American painter resident in Rome serves as narrator in this story, watching as his god-daughter Martha, becomes the wife of Prin…

The Spoils of Poynton


Read by Nicholas Clifford


The recently widowed Adela Gereth, a lover of beauty and passionate collector of fine objects, strikes up a friendship with the young Fleda …

A London Life


Read by Deborah Percy


A devoted sister attempts to check her sibling's scandalous behavior in the world of British high society. A delightful comedy of Anglo-Ame…

The Altar of the Dead


Read by Dorlene Kaplan


A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, …

Le Tour d’écrou


Read by André Rannou


Le Tour d’écrou (1898) passe aux yeux de beaucoup pour être l’histoire de revenants la plus ambiguë et la plus terrifiant…

The Other House


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A dramatic tale of passion and unrequited love, involving a deathbed promise, murder and a cover-up, all of which takes place in a tight-kni…

The Chaperon


Read by Nicholas Clifford


What on earth is a girl to do when London society has convicted her mother of a dreadful sin and has ostracized her? If blood is thicker tha…

Un portrait de femme


Read by Pauline Pucciano


Paru en 1881, Portrait of a Lady est considéré comme le chef d’œuvre d’Henry James, par la profondeur de ses personnages et la…

Sir Edmund Orme


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Henry James wrote a number of ghost stories -- The Turn of the Screw being the most famous. Did he believe in ghosts himself, as did many of…

The Siege of London


Read by Nicholas Clifford


In this work, first published in 1883, James once again writes of an American trying to settle in England. The woman at the center, however,…

The Death of the Lion


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This short novel is a black comedy about fame, manipulation, pretension, and surviving it all. The narrator, a reprehensible and seedy journ…

Confidence


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This light and somewhat awkward comedy centers on artist Bernard Longueville, scientist Gordon Wright, and the sometimes inscrutable heroine…

Sir Dominick Ferrand


Read by Nicholas Clifford


"Levity" is not a word often applied to Henry James, but this story has about it an attractively lighthearted quality. It tells of…

The Birthplace


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Neither the name of Shakespeare nor that of Stratford appears directly in this short piece by James, and yet both are absolutely central to …

An International Episode


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Two men visting the US from London meet a pair of charming women who return the visit the following year in London. Romantic intrigues, misc…

The Papers


Read by Nicholas Clifford


Today the world is awash with “celebrities” whose only accomplishment is being celebrated by the media in all its various forms. Henry James…

The Sacred Fount


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Published in 1901, The Sacred Fount delves into the interior observations and obsessions of one Englishman during a weekend gathering in the…

A Little Tour in France


Read by Nicholas Clifford


A splendid example of travel writing at its best, in this description of six week tour in France -- from Touraine, down to Provence, then ba…

A Small Boy and Others


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A Small Boy and Others is a book of autobiography by Henry James published in 1913. The book covers James's earliest years and discusses his…

Collaboration


Read by David Wales


It is Paris sometime after the Franco-Prussian War (1870--Germany won--the French Second Republic collapsed--France embittered). A French po…

The Way It Came


Read by Tony Addison


Best known under the title "The Friends Of The Friends" and chosen under that title for his classic fantasy anthology "Black …

The Third Person


Read by Anthony Orr


The Third Person is an amusing spoof on spooking. The 'ghostly man about the house' in whom two increasingly competitive maiden ladies come …

Los amigos de los amigos


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The Tragic Muse


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Art or politics, this is the question Nick Dormer dealls with in the course of this novel. Mirian Ruth, an aspiring actress, is the "tr…

The Coxon Fund


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This novella explores the relationship between Frank Saltram, a charismatic speaker who is also a freeloader; Ruth Anvoy, a young American w…

The Beast in the Jungle (version 2)


Read by Tony Addison


One of James's last great stories, it is not actually a ghost story but has every claim to be considered such with its mysterious spectral e…

Quatre Rencontres


Read by Vincent de l’Épine


« Je n’ai rencontré miss Spencer que quatre fois, et ces rencontres restent gravées dans mon souvenir, car cette jeune p…

The Outcry


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The story concerns the contemplated sale of a famous painting by a proud but relatively cash-strapped British aristocrat to a wealthy Americ…

The Jolly Corner


Read by Tony Addison


"A miraculous masterpiece" it seemed to Henry James, who wrote it. What actually happens in this most remarkable story (though at…

Le Premier Amour d’Eugene Pickering


Read by Vincent de l’Épine


« – La perle de la sagesse, repris-je, c’est l’amour honnête. Depuis que l’univers existe, l’expérience n’a rien trouv&ea…

Les Papiers de Jeffrey Aspern


Read by René Depasse


Ecrivain américain, Henry James (1843-1916), a été interessé dans ses romans par la rencontre de l’Amériq…

Cousin et cousine


Read by Christian Dousset


Originaire des États-Unis (New York, 1843), Henry James finira sa vie en Angleterre (Londres, 1916), naturalisé britannique. C…

La Madone de l’avenir


Read by Christian Dousset


« Le présent est endormi ; le passé seul plane sur nous comme un rêve rendu visible. Figurez-vous les vieux Floren…

Le Dernier des Valerius


Read by René Depasse


Beaucoup de romans et de nouvelles d’Henry James (1843-1916) reposent sur le contraste Europe-Amérique et sur les conflits de cultur…

Les Papiers de Jeffrey Aspern (Version 2)


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Dans un palazzo de Venise, à moitié en ruine, la vieille miss Bordereau n’en finit pas de mourir. Elle a été, da…