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- DescriptionA new Everyman's Library hardcover edition of The Ambassadors--one of the great masterpieces of Henry James's late period, and the author's own favorite among his works. First published in 1903, the vel follows middle-aged Lambert Strether as he is dispatched from Massachusetts to Paris by his wealthy fiancee to rescue her son, Chad Newsome, from the corrupting influences of Europe and its wicked women. Once the mild-mannered and inexperienced Strether arrives in Paris, however, Chad introduces him to a world that he finds refined and sophisticated, rather than debauched and base. Mrs. Newsome, waiting in Massachusetts, grows impatient and sends more ambassadors to retrieve her wayward men. But Strether has become especially enchanted by Chad's female friends Madame de Vionnet and her daughter, Jeanne, and he begins to wonder if, all his life, he has missed out on what the wider world has to offer. Live all you can; it's a mistake t to, he tells a friend in one of the most memorable scenes in this darkly comic, masterfully written story of liberation, self-discovery, and the meaning of living well.
- Author BiographyHENRY JAMES (1843-1916) was born in America but eventually settled in England and became a British citizen. A prolific writer of novels and short stories, he was famous for the psychological interiority of his work and his dramatizations of the culture clash between Americans and Europeans.
- Author(s)Henry James
- PublisherEveryman's Library
- Date of Publication20/09/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintEveryman's Library
- Weight544 g
- Width135 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Introduction bySarah Churchwell
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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