Classic tales of love and loss based on the fiction of Henry James
All the dramas and desires of late Victorian high society are on display in these vintage adaptations of the writings of Henry James. Romantic tales...展开of love and loss unfold from the country houses of England to the drawing rooms of New York, from the palazzos of Venice to the art studios of London. Scoundrels and schemers collide with ingénues and admirers in the terribly intricate affairs of the heart.
This enchanting anthology features a treasure trove of British actors, including Diana Rigg (The Avengers), Margaret Tyzack (Cousin Bette), Pamela Brown (Becket), Patricia Routledge (Hetty Wainthropp Investigates), Ian Ogilvy (I, Claudius), Anton Rodgers (Scrooge), and Jeremy Brett (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes). The hour-long dramas plumb the exquisite tensions of Henry James’s best-loved stories, including Washington Square, The Aspern Papers, and The Wings of the Dove, with a subtlety and nuance unmatched by more recent adaptations.
DVD FEATURES INCLUDE Henry James biography and cast filmographies.
Episode 1: "Catherine" based on "Washington Square"
Episode 2: "Adela" based on "The Marriages"
Episode 3: "Miss Tita" based on "The Aspern Papers"
Episode 4: "Grace" based on "Covering End"
Episode 5: "Milly" based on The Wings of the Dove"
Episode 6: "Flora" based on "Glasses"
Episode 7: "Mary and Louisa" based on "The Tone of Time" and "The Real Thing"