I greatly preferred to read the travel writings of Edith Wharton over those of Henry James. As most people will say I enjoyed how she described the landscape of all of the places that she is talking about. It really makes me want to travel around to all these places. She makes you feel like you are really there. On the other hand James's did nothing for me. I guess that I am a little prejudice towards him because I did not enjoy his writings that much, but he was still descriptive just in his own different way.