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Happy Birthday Henry James

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Portrait of Henry James
Henry James

Henry James was born on this day (15 April) in 1840.

James (1843-1916) was an American-British writer and an important figure in 20th century literary realism.

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times and was also awarded the Order of Merit by King George V in 1916.

Some of his notable works were The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The Wings of the Dove. James lived in this house from 1886 to 1902.

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