Italian Hours

H. James, “Italian Hours”.
With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.


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Italian Hours is a travel book written by Henry James trough several years of exploration of Italy. James loved very much Venice, Rome, Ravenna and many other Tuscany cities.

This collection of his experience as a forty-year traveler in Italy was published in 1909 in London by William Heineman.

Henry James (1843–1916), who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912 and 1916, was american but he spent the most of his career in Britain. He is still one of the most important writers of the 19th-century.

This book contains a special note on Henry James by Joseph Conrad (Henry James. An appreciation, 1905) and a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author.

This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.


  • Venice
  • The Grand Canal
  • Venice: an early impression
  • Two old houses and three young women
  • Casa Alvisi
  • From Chambéry to Milan
  • The old Saint-Gothard leaves from a note-book
  • Italy Revisited
  • A Roman Holiday
  • Roman Rides
  • Roman Neighbourhoods
  • The After-season in Rome
  • From a Roman Note-book
  • A few other Roman Neighbourhoods
  • A Chain of Cities
  • Siena early and late
  • The Autumn in Florence
  • Florentine Notes
  • Tuscan Cities
  • Other Tuscan Cities
  • Ravenna
  • The Saint’s Afternoon and others
  • Henry James. An Appreciation
  • Bibliography