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Description - The American by Henry James

A wealthy American man of business descends on Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. His bid for Claire de Cintre hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of her aristocratic family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his dollars? Out of this classic collision between the old world and the new, James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama a fable which in the later
version printed here takes on some of the subtleties associated with this greatest novels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199555208
ISBN-10: 0199555206
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Henry James

Adrian Poole is Reader in English and Comparative Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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