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The Resource The American, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by William Spengemann

The American, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by William Spengemann

Label
The American
Title
The American
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; edited with an introduction by William Spengemann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A self-made American goes to Europe to enjoy his fortune and becomes engaged to a French widow from a noble family. Depicts the contrast between American and European culture
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
EOW
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Spengemann, William C
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Paris (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The American, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by William Spengemann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1876-1877; this ed. originally published in the Penguin American Library in 1981
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)
Control code
ocm30423065
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
471 p.
Isbn
9780140390827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)30423065
Label
The American, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by William Spengemann
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1876-1877; this ed. originally published in the Penguin American Library in 1981
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-28)
Control code
ocm30423065
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
471 p.
Isbn
9780140390827
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)30423065

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