The American : the version of 1877 revised in autograph and typescript for the New York edition of 1907 : reproduced in facsimile from the original in the Houghton Library, Harvard University
    (2019)

    Fiction

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Otbebookpublishing, 2019
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1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9783962729004 (electronic bk.) MWT12405339, 3962729003 (electronic bk.) 12405339
LANGUAGE
English
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876-77 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th-century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family

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