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James, Henry

     
James, Henry
(1843-1916) a US writer of novels, who lived for many years in Europe and is famous especially for writing about the effect that Europe had on Americans who travelled there. His many books include Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, and the ghost story The Turn of the Screw.
Jamesian adjective:
a Jamesian plot

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