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eBook The American epub
  • ISBN: 0554337754
  • Author: Henry James
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 396 pages
  • ePUB size: 1922 kb
  • FB2 size 1155 kb
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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 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

The American Scene is a book of travel writing by Henry James about his trip through the United States in 1904-1905.

The American Scene is a book of travel writing by Henry James about his trip through the United States in 1904-1905. The first book publication was in 1907, and there were significant differences between the American and the English versions of the book.

Henry James : Literary Criticism, Vol. 1: Essays, English and American Writers (Library of America). In addition to many literary classics, James composed a large canon of travel writings, much of which was written as a correspondent for The Nation. Henry James: Complete Stories 1874-1884 (Library of America). In the latest addition to its ongoing series, the Library of America here collects many of James's best travel pieces, such as "English Hours," "The American Scene," Italian Hours," and "A Little Tour of France.

Henry James brilliantly combines comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama in this tale of a wealthy American businessman in Paris

Henry James brilliantly combines comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama in this tale of a wealthy American businessman in Paris. Determined to marry Claire de Cintré, a scintillating and beautiful aristocrat, Christopher Newman comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family in a dramatic clash between the Old World and the New. A co-production with the BBC, starring Diana Rigg, Matthew Modine, and Brenda Fricker.

Henry James's third novel is an exploration of his most powerful, perennial theme - the clash between European and American cultures, the Old World and the New. Christopher Newman, a 'self-made' American millionaire in France, falls in love with the beautiful aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde.

Henry James was not only a great novelist - he also wrote a great deal of entertaining non-fiction, producing . Episode 1: Europe versus America.

To mark the centenary of his death, these five anthologies reveal James through his letters, memoirs, essays and private notebooks. Was James English or American? The British tend to regard him as American, the Americans as British.

One of James’s early novels, The American plunges right in to one of the writer’s most enduring subjects, that of the innocent, or at least inexperienced, American abroad, seeking to come to terms with the social customs and conventions of an old European aristocracy (think of Daisy Miller, Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove and others). The aptly named Christopher Newman, having made a small fortune from business in California, has come to the Old World for the first time, determined to enlarge his experience by learning all he can of it.

Электронная книга "The American: American Literature", Henry James

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Henry James, American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in. .Just before the American Civil War, the James family moved to New England. Before pursuing a career as a writer, James briefly attended Harvard Law School.

Henry James, American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in the transatlantic culture. His fundamental theme was the innocence and exuberance of the New World in clash with the corruption and wisdom of the Old, as illustrated in such works as Daisy Miller. When did Henry James become a writer? Henry James’s first short story, A Tragedy of Error, was published anonymously in The Continental Monthly in 1864.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Comments: (7)
Qutalan
I typically read more contemporary novels, but interested in this period of Parisienne history and chose The American as my first work by Henry James. The plot doesn't really gain momentum until the middle of this work, but I found the investment of time worthwhile and the final 100 pages quite arresting. However, the quality of the printed page in this new copy by Penguin Classics was very bad, with letters missing or mutilated on about every page. I have never read a book with such a severe problem of this nature and it was quite distracting for the entirety of the 450 page novel. In some extreme cases, I found myself checking an obliterated word on my free copy of the novel on Apple Books. I deducted two stars for the poor printing, but would highly suggest that you find an alternative copy of this novel, which itself, is worth reading if your interested in this period.
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This is my first Henry James and it is a delightful read. The writing, though sometimes archaic sounding, is utterly compelling, as is the storyline. It is a fascinating look into the Paris and Europe of the 19th century. The juxtaposition of the rugged, self-made and entirely transparent American character with that of the Europeans - steeped in history, traditions and class - provides much fodder for extrapolation into modern times.
inetserfer
I really enjoyed this book. The upper-class snobbery makes you want to tear your hair out, but that is the idea. One weakness was that some characters seemed more like archetypes than flesh-and-blood (down to the main character's name "Newman" for a newly-made man with new money), but that doesn't detract from the overall experience for me.
Dynen
Not quite up to the masterly level of Portrait of a Lady and his exquisite later novels but a fine and highly accessible early introduction to James.
Mr_Mole
Wonderful discussion of the difference between American opportunity and British aristocracy. Well written with interesting characters.
Agantrius
The Old World still views us that way.
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I enjoyed this book enormously. The writing of Henry James conjures up vivid imagry that remains
with me long after I have finished the book.
This book has a lot of charm and manners and mood. It is very interesting and grabs you from the first page. I hate Guly recommend it.
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