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Henry James (who began publishing in 1871 and continued into the twentieth century) left his native USA to settle in England early in his writing career. Known for his "extreme subtlety, verging at times on obscurity," Bibliographic Citation link. he was hugely influential as a novelist, short-story writer, and critic. His also wrote plays, which, however, were unsuccessful on stage.
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15 April 1843 Novelist HJ was born at 21 Washington Place in New York City. Bibliographic Citation link.
February 1864 The story "A Tragedy of Error", HJ's first publication, appeared in New York's Continental Monthly. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 January-16 April 1898 HJ published in Collier's Weekly a ghost story entitled "The Turn of the Screw". It is probably his best-known work. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 February 1916 HJ, novelist, died at home at 21 Carlyle Mansions, Chelsea. Bibliographic Citation link.
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