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James's The Ambassadors (1903) provides a counterpoint to The Portrait of a Lady. The Ambassadors is considered one of the finest works from the later period of his career and James himself considered it his masterpiece. Like the earlier work, The Ambassadors is a psychological novel that portrays Americans in Europe, but the later work clearly shows a shift in James's attitudes toward Americans.

James was well known as a travel writer. In 1993, the Library of America published a two-volume collection of his travel essays: Henry James: Collected Travel Writings; Great Britain and America and Henry James: Collected Travel Writings; The Continent.

American author Edith Wharton was a friend of Henry James, and the work of the two is often compared. Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1920) is often recommended as a paired reading with The Portrait of a Lady because the...

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