The Ambassadors: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Sent from Massachusetts by the formidable Mrs Newsome to recall her son, Chad, from what she assumes to be a corrupt life in Paris, Strether finds his intentions subtly and profoundly transformed as he falls under the spell of the city and of his charge. He is quick to perceive that Chad has been not so much corrupted as refined, and over the course of the hot summer months in Paris he gradually realizes that this discovery and acceptance of Chad's unconventional new lifestyle must alter his own ideals and ...
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The Ambassadors: A Novel

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Overview

Sent from Massachusetts by the formidable Mrs Newsome to recall her son, Chad, from what she assumes to be a corrupt life in Paris, Strether finds his intentions subtly and profoundly transformed as he falls under the spell of the city and of his charge. He is quick to perceive that Chad has been not so much corrupted as refined, and over the course of the hot summer months in Paris he gradually realizes that this discovery and acceptance of Chad's unconventional new lifestyle must alter his own ideals and ambitions. One of Henry James's three final novels, all of which have sharply divided modern critics, The Ambassadors is the finely drawn portrait of a man's late awakening to the importance of morality that is founded not on the dictates of convention but on its value per se.

The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in the author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions."

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Graham Greene
He is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940023653594
  • Publisher: Harper & brothers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1903 volume
  • File size: 870 KB

Meet the Author

Henry James (1843—1916) wrote more than twenty novels, including The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of the Screw, and The Golden Bowl. Philip Horne , series editor, is a professor of English at University College London. Adrian Poole is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Andrew Taylor is a lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. Millicent Bell is an emerita professor of English at Boston University.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 15, 1843
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      February 28, 1916
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Note on the Text 31
Preface to the New York Edition 33
The Ambassadors 53
Notes 513
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    Posted December 1, 2012

    Poorly formatted edition

    Very poorly formatted. Extraneous punctuation marks and illegibility.

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    Posted January 15, 2010

    This is volume II - not the whole book

    this is only part of the story

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