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Henry James, Jr.
(1843-1916) born on
Apr 15
English author. He was a master of the psychological novel and innocents abroad motifs, e.g., "The Portrait of a Lady," 1881.
         
   
F
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

R
She felt in italics and thought in capitals.
A
To take what there "is", and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived -- to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that -- this doubtless is the right way to live.
N
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.
K
I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Hawthorne," ch. 1, 1879.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: In "Letters of Henry James," vol. 4, Introduction, 1984.
K: "The Portrait of a Lady."
   


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