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Author James, Henry, 1843-1916, author

Title The American / Henry James
Published New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2016
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Summary A brash American expatriate confronts the profound differences between the Old and New Worlds in this classic tale. Soon after wealthy businessman Christopher Newman decides to leave America for a life of leisure in Europe, he becomes acquainted with Claire de Cintre, a beautiful widow whose family-the Bellegardes-are mainstays of the French aristocracy. Determined to win Claire's affection, Newman befriends her brother, Valentin, and pursues his romantic goals with a single-minded devotion. But Claire's mother and older brother have meddled in her affairs before-and they have eyes on another, better-connected suitor, whose titles trump the wealth of the American expatriate. One of James' s earliest and most popular novels, The American casts a critical eye on the cultural differences between the United States and Europe. Packed with delightful social comedy, historical insight, and suspense, The American is the moving story of a man torn between his pride and his morals, and a compelling introduction to James's oeuvre. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 11, 2016)
Subject Americans -- France -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction.
Courtship -- Fiction.
Culture conflict -- Fiction.
Separation (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1504039645 (electronic bk.)
9781504039642 (electronic bk.)