The Europeans (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

The Europeans (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

5.0 1
by Henry James
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The Europeans opens in Boston and New England in the middle of the 19th century, and describes the experiences of two European siblings shifting from the old to the new world. The two protagonists are Eugenia Munster and Felix Young, who since their early childhood have lived in Europe, moving from France to Italy and from Spain to Germany. The novel, first published…  See more details below

Overview

The Europeans opens in Boston and New England in the middle of the 19th century, and describes the experiences of two European siblings shifting from the old to the new world. The two protagonists are Eugenia Munster and Felix Young, who since their early childhood have lived in Europe, moving from France to Italy and from Spain to Germany. The novel, first published in 1878, is essentially a comedy contrasting the behaviour and attitudes of two visitors from Europe with those of their relatives living in the 'new' world of New England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014374699
Publisher:
Revenant
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
157 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

The American-born Henry James (1843 – 1916) is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. Son of Henry James, Sr., a clergyman, and brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life, after which he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >