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Henry James, Jr.

James, Henry, American novelist, essayist and one of the most cultured and polished of writers, was born at New York, April 15, 1843. He is the son of Henry James, religious author and lecturer, and like his father has become noted as an author. He was educated at New York, Geneva, Paris and Boulogne, and in 1862 entered Harvard Law School. He soon began to write magazine stories. His first novel was Roderick Hudson (1875). He is known as eminent critic as well as novelist, and has given us such clever studies as French Poets and Novelists, Partial Portraits and a monograph on Hawthorne. Perhaps his best story is Daisy Miller. Others include The American, The Europeans, The Bostonians.