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The American - Henry James, Lee Clark Mitchell
The American
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In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama.
In this classic collision of the New World with Old Europe, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451529664 (0451529669)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
4.0 The American
A hundred and however many years later, Newman is still an ideal American type. He's forthright, industrious, fair, and amiable - he doesn't understand, or care to, subtle intrigues and social niceties that exist only to please tradition. He does as he pleases and is above reproach - he's 'Daisy Mil...
nbarman
nbarman rated it
4.0 The American
Henry James writes beautifully and entertainingly. The book is very slow to unfold and at times tests one's patience, but is ultimately rewarding. It is, on the surface, a comedy of manners about the culture shock experienced by an American entrepreneur in Paris. At a deeper level, it is a sharp ana...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 The American (Riverside Editions)
One of Henry James' more accessible novels, like many of works it features a nouveau riche American bore trying to buy his way into European society and in turn being taken advantage of by European aristocrats who have plenty of culture and sophistication but not much cash.
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