The American

The American

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by Henry James
     
 

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"The American" was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World.

The American is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on… See more details below

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"The American" was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World.

The American is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013110366
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
08/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
560,999
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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