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Henry James
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As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 42, De Witt Wallace, Lila Acheson Wallace, The Reader's Digest Association, 1942, p. 18
Henry James
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The siege of London: Madame de Mauves (1883), p. 152
Henry James
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The American Novels and Stories of Jenry James (1947 edition)


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Born: April 15, 1843

Died: February 28, 1916 (aged 72)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Henry James was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr., a clergyman, and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

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