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The American (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The American (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Henry James
     
 

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The American portrays courtship with the virtuosity and soulfulness that characterizes a seduction. With Paris as its artistic backdrop, the novel reveals the insecurities a powerful American feels when pursuing an elusive woman. The novel is simultaneously a gothic romance, a quest narrative, an unsolved murder mystery, a revenge drama, and James' ticket of

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The American portrays courtship with the virtuosity and soulfulness that characterizes a seduction. With Paris as its artistic backdrop, the novel reveals the insecurities a powerful American feels when pursuing an elusive woman. The novel is simultaneously a gothic romance, a quest narrative, an unsolved murder mystery, a revenge drama, and James' ticket of admission to the higher echelon of American writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760773659
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
01/09/2006
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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