Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son
of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of
eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. His many 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
three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove
(1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl
(1904). He died in London in February 1916.
Richard Howard, volume editor, is a critic, translator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. He is Professor of Practice in the School of the Arts of Columbia University.
"Few writing markets have expanded so dramatically as that of the travel guide. There are books in the hundreds ready to tell you where to eat, shop, sleep and be seen. I defy you to name any which will provide better company than these two have given me for the last fortnight. And yet the last piece was written in 1912 and the first in the 1860s." - Los Angeles Times Book Review