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The ambassadors

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The greatest expression of his talent for witty, observant explorations of what it means to 'live well', Henry James's The Ambassadors is edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole in Penguin Classics.Concerned that her son Chad may have become involved with a woman of dubious reputation, the formidable Mrs Newsome sends her 'ambassador' Strether from Massachusetts to Paris to extricate him. Strether's mission, however, is gradually undermined as he falls under the spell of the city and finds Chad refined rather than corrupted by its influence and that of his charming companion, Madame de Vionnet, and her daughter, Jeanne. As the summer wears on, Mrs Newsome concludes that she must send another envoy to confront the errant Chad - and a Strether whose view of the world has changed profoundly. One of the greatest of James's late works, The Ambassadors is a subtle and witty exploration of different responses to a European environment.This edition of The Ambassadors includes a chronology, further reading, glossary, notes and an introduction discussing the novel in the context of James's other works on Americans in Europe, and the novel's portrayal of Paris.If you enjoyed The Ambassadors , you might like Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End , also available in Penguin Classics.
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American literature
American literature -- 19th century
Americans -- France -- Fiction
Americans -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Authors, American
Classics
Electronic books
Historical - Victorian
James, Henry, -- 1843-1916
Love stories
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Fiction
Political fiction, American
Satire
Social issues
Young men -- Fiction
title_displayThe ambassadors
title_fullThe Ambassadors
The Ambassadors [electronic resource] / Henry James
The ambassadors / Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
The ambassadors [electronic resource] / Henry James
The ambassadors [electronic resource] James, Henry, 1843-1916.
title_shortThe ambassadors
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American fiction
American literature
Americans
Authors, American
Classics
Electronic books
Historical - Victorian
James, Henry
Man-woman relationships
Paris (France)
Political fiction, American
Satire
Social issues
Young men
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