The Resource The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, (electronic resource)

The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, (electronic resource)

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The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Title
The American
Title remainder
the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; with a new introduction by Lee Mitchell and an afterword by Leon Edel
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eng
Summary
Having made a fortune from his California-based business, Christopher Newman resolves to enlarge his experience with a grand tour of Europe, the customary practice of wealthy young men of the 19th century. When his acquaintance with Claire de Cintre, a youthful widow from an aristocratic Parisian family, blossoms into romance, Newman finds that he must also court her mother and brother. Rich in pride and tradition but short on money, Claire's relatives object strongly to her nouveau riche suitor even as they consider the sale of their dignity. Henry James, the great chronicler of cross-cultural encounters, wrote The American early in his career. The contrast of Old and New World values ? depicted with James' characteristic grace, eloquence, and subtle wit ? constitutes a precursor to many of the author's later works. With its brisk plot and sparkling dialogue, this tale of a courtship gone awry offers an excellent introduction to James' novels
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
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Character
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036015
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • James, Henry
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Separation (Psychology)
  • Americans
  • Culture conflict
  • Electronic books
  • Paris (France)
  • Courtship
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
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The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907540
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596253582
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11907540
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remote
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11907540
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11907540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596253582
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11907540
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11907540
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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