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Fiction
Author: Henry James
ISBN: 1406864293
Subcategory: Classics
Pages 264 pages
Publisher Echo Library; Reprint edition (December 1, 2008)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–77 and then as a book in 1877

The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–77 and then as a book in 1877. The novel 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

Henry James : Literary Criticism, Vol. 1: Essays, English and American Writers .

Henry James : Literary Criticism, Vol. 1: Essays, English and American Writers (Library of America). It will be a cherished addition to your collection and a book you will pick-up time and again to walk with the "Master" through France and Italy as you discuss, reflect and remember literary events that where home to these marvels.

Home Henry James The American. It was pleasant to be treated with so much explicitpoliteness; it was pleasant to hear neatly turned civilities, with aflavor of wit, uttered from beneath carefully-shaped moustaches; it waspleasant to see clever Frenchwomen-they all seemed clever-turn theirbacks to their partners to get a good look at the strange American whomClaire de Cintré was to marry, and.

Henry James's third novel is an exploration of his most powerful, perennial theme - the clash between European and American cultures, the Old World and the New. Christopher Newman, a 'self-made' American millionaire in France, falls in love with the beautiful aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde.

Henry James brilliantly combines comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama in this tale of a wealthy American businessman in Paris

Henry James brilliantly combines comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama in this tale of a wealthy American businessman in Paris. Determined to marry Claire de Cintré, a scintillating and beautiful aristocrat, Christopher Newman comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family in a dramatic clash between the Old World and the New. A co-production with the BBC, starring Diana Rigg, Matthew Modine, and Brenda Fricker.

Henry James OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-British author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism.

He was the son of Henry James Sr. and the brother of renowned philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

The American Scene is a book of travel writing by Henry James about his trip through the United States in 1904-1905

The American Scene is a book of travel writing by Henry James about his trip through the United States in 1904-1905. The first book publication was in 1907, and there were significant differences between the American and the English versions of the book. Without question the most controversial and critically discussed of James' travel books, The American Scene sharply attacked what James saw as the rampant materialism and frayed social structure.

A Henry James not yet aware of the importance of being Henry James is a. .

A Henry James not yet aware of the importance of being Henry James is a charming spectacle indeed. The Weekly (Seattle). The American (1877) was written in Paris and is filled with scenes of Parisian life, the expatriate culture of American tourists, and the closed and protective world behind the barriers of old families and traditions.

Henry James, American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in.Just before the American Civil War, the James family moved to New England. Before pursuing a career as a writer, James briefly attended Harvard Law School.

Henry James, American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in the transatlantic culture. His fundamental theme was the innocence and exuberance of the New World in clash with the corruption and wisdom of the Old, as illustrated in such works as Daisy Miller. When did Henry James become a writer? Henry James’s first short story, A Tragedy of Error, was published anonymously in The Continental Monthly in 1864.

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Otiel
I typically read more contemporary novels, but interested in this period of Parisienne history and chose The American as my first work by Henry James. The plot doesn't really gain momentum until the middle of this work, but I found the investment of time worthwhile and the final 100 pages quite arresting. However, the quality of the printed page in this new copy by Penguin Classics was very bad, with letters missing or mutilated on about every page. I have never read a book with such a severe problem of this nature and it was quite distracting for the entirety of the 450 page novel. In some extreme cases, I found myself checking an obliterated word on my free copy of the novel on Apple Books. I deducted two stars for the poor printing, but would highly suggest that you find an alternative copy of this novel, which itself, is worth reading if your interested in this period.
Kagalkree
This is my first Henry James and it is a delightful read. The writing, though sometimes archaic sounding, is utterly compelling, as is the storyline. It is a fascinating look into the Paris and Europe of the 19th century. The juxtaposition of the rugged, self-made and entirely transparent American character with that of the Europeans - steeped in history, traditions and class - provides much fodder for extrapolation into modern times.
Felhann
I really enjoyed this book. The upper-class snobbery makes you want to tear your hair out, but that is the idea. One weakness was that some characters seemed more like archetypes than flesh-and-blood (down to the main character's name "Newman" for a newly-made man with new money), but that doesn't detract from the overall experience for me.
Nargas
Not quite up to the masterly level of Portrait of a Lady and his exquisite later novels but a fine and highly accessible early introduction to James.
Shakar
Wonderful discussion of the difference between American opportunity and British aristocracy. Well written with interesting characters.
Nanecele
The Old World still views us that way.
Made-with-Love
I enjoyed this book enormously. The writing of Henry James conjures up vivid imagry that remains
with me long after I have finished the book.
This book has a lot of charm and manners and mood. It is very interesting and grabs you from the first page. I hate Guly recommend it.