The American

Product Number: EB00681902
Released: Aug 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504039642
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Henry James
Original Publish Date: Aug 09, 2016

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Author(s): Henry James
Narrator(s): Robin Lawson
Product Number Z100094518
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483053745
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Author(s): Henry James
Product Number EB00610225
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007516957
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Author(s): Henry James
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00587900
Released: Nov 25, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443441476

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