For many folk Henry James is the American writer who best depicts the difficult relationship many Americans have with the Europe their ancestors left behind. But to others he just writes with an amazing sensitively about what it is to fall in love, suffer denigration, fail or succeed in life in various ways.
For a writer he could hardly have had a more interesting background. He was born in New York in 1843. His parents were wealthy and his father a learned man with literary friends. He was educated in Europe and at Harvard University. This film by Malcolm Hossick covers his life and work and reveals his charming personality. It's followed by a brief overview of his books. AM018HD19 JAMES 2019 36'50