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Asesyan 1 Son of the religious philosopher henry James Sr and brother of the psychologist and philosopher William Henry James was born in New York City April 15 1843 His early life was spent in America on and off he was taken to Europe especially during the impressionable years from twelve to seventeen After that he lived in Newport went briefly to Harvard and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to the magazine In 1869 and then in 1872-74 he paid visits to Europe and began Roderick Hudsen Late in 1875 he settled in Paris where he met Turgenev Flaubert and zola and wrote The American 1877 In December 1876 he moved to London where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller Other famous works include Washington Square 1880 The portrait of a Lady 1881 The Princess Casamassima 1886 The Aspern Papers 1888 The turn of the Screw 1898 and the three large novels of the new century The wings of the dove 1902 The Ambassadors 1903 and The Golden Bowl 1904 In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene 1907 He also wrote many works of criticism and travel Although old and ailing he threw himself into war work in 1914 and in 1915 a few months before his death he became a British subject In January 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him He died in London on February 28 1916 and his ashes were buried in the James family plot in Cambridge Massachusetts
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