The American

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AUTHOR
Henry James
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12,71 MB
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The American.pdf
ISBN
9475000334677

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Christopher Newman is a wealthy American businessman and civil war veteran who descends upon Europe in search of a wife to make his fortune complete. In Paris, he meets Claire de Cintre, a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family, with whom he falls in love with. However, his bid for Claire's hand receives an icy welcome from the heads of the family. Can they stomach his manners for the sake of his money? Henry James weaves a fable of thwarted desire that shifts between comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama, which exemplifies the stark contrasts between America and Europe at the end of the 19th century. Highlights of this edition are: * 10 illustrations and photos. * A free web link to the full-length audio recording of the book - to either listen to online, or download. (The audio link only works on the Kobo's Android and iOS apps). * It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kobo reader. * An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kobo menu. * Plus, about the Author section. * 632 pages (in the kobo format) for a very low price. This book is unabridged and appears as it was first intended. First published in 1877.

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