Born in the middle of the 19th century into a patrician American family Henry James became one of the most notable novelists in the English langauge. He spent much of his life in Europe and his work is imbued with the struggle many of his countrymen had straddling the old and new worlds as they saw it. But he was perceptive and sensitive to human character in his own right and this film by Malcolm Hossick covers his interesting life and and reveals his very special talents. It is followed by an overview of his works. 2nd ed 2019 dur:36'50"