Italian Hours

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

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.

In the Cage

Henry James, "In the Cage". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

In the Cage is a novella about a woman who works in London as a telegraphist. The unnamed protagonist of this story do display a lively imagination and a nearly photographic memory, and a particular attitude in reading other people’s telegrams, being aware of many secrets…

The Europeans

Henry James, "The Europeans". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

The Europeans is a short comedy first published in the periodical «The Atlantic Monthly» in 1878. In the same year, this novel appeared both in England and in the USA by Macmillan & Co. and Houghton, Osgood & Co.

The Beast in the Jungle

Henry James, "The Beast in the Jungle". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

The Beast in the Jungle was first published in London by Henry James in 1903 by Methuen Publishing in the collection The Better Sort. It’s one of the most famous novellas about by Henry James about the meaning of life, death, love and fate.

Daisy Miller

“Daisy Miller” was first published in England by Henry James in 1878 in «Cornhill Magazine», and then in 1979 by Harper & Brothers. The Author takes as a pretext the life of the beautiful Daisy to show prejudices and different thoughts of Americans towards Europeans and vice versa. In a letter, James said that Daisy is the victim of a «social rumpus» that goes on either over her head or beneath her notice.

The Turn of the Screw

“The Turn of the Screw” was published by Henry James in 1898 in the USA. It is a gothic story novella in which the Author tells us a ghost story in a non-stereotypical way: ghosts are weird extensions of everyday reality. Nonetheless, James refers to the classical Gothic fiction.