04/15/1843 Henry James was born in New York City into a wealthy family. His father, Henry James Sr., was one of the best-known intellectuals in mid-nineteenth-century America, whose friends included Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne
Approx 1853 In his youth James traveled back and forth between Europe and America. He studied with tutors in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna and Bonn.
Approx 1862 At the age of 19 he briefly attended Harvard Law School, but preferred reading literature to studying law.
1871 Watch And Ward
1879 Daisy Miller,where the young and innocent American, Daisy finds her values in conflict with European sophistication
1881 The Portrait Of A Lady,where again a young American woman becomes a victim of her provincialism during her travels in Europe.
1886 The Bostonians, was set in the era of the rising feminist movement.
1897 What Maisie Knew, depicted a preadolescent young girl, who must chose between her parents and a motherly old governess
1902 The Wings Of The Dove, a heritage destroys the love of a young couple.
1903 The Ambassadors
1905 James visited America, this was the first time in 25 years he revisited his home country
Approx 1906 Between 1906 and 1910 James revised many of his tales and novels for the New York edition of his complete works.
1913 His autobiography, A Small Boy And Others
1914 His autobiography was continued in Notes Of A Son And Brother
1915 The outbreak of World War I was a shock for James. He became a British citizen as a declaration of loyalty to his adopted country and in protest against the US`s refusal to enter the war.
12/02/1915 James suffered a stroke
02/28/1916 He died three months later in Rye
1917 The third volume of his autobiography, The Middle Years, was published posthumously