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.
Ross Posnock, editor, is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University and the author of several books, including Henry James and the Problem of Robert Browning (1985) and The Trial of Curiosity: Henry James, William James, and the Challenge of Modernity(1991).