The Resource American;, (electronic resource)

American;, (electronic resource)

Label
American;
Title
American;
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; with a new introduction by Lee Mitchell and an afterword by Leon Edel
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American" by Henry James examines the clash between Americans and Europeans in the 19th century. It centers around Christopher Newman, an American who comes to Paris to broaden his horizons. He falls in love with Claire and tries to court her but her family does not approve
Summary
During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintri. To his dismay, he comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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036015
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Americans in Europe
  • Aristocracy
  • Courtship
  • Widows
  • Family secrets
  • Culture conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
American;, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11352403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632095046
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11352403
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
American;, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11352403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781632095046
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11352403
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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