The American

Author(s): Henry James


A nouveau riche American falls in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman but is rejected by her aristocratic family in this masterly tale. Henry James, the great chronicler of cross-cultural encounters, wrote The American early in his career. The contrast of Old and New World values - depicted with James' characteristic grace, eloquence, and subtle wit - constitutes a precursor to many of the author's later works.


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American author Henry James (1843 - 1916) spent most of his career in Europe and ultimately adopted British citizenship. A prolific writer of criticism, biography, and travel-related books and articles, James is known above all for his highly influential novels, which frequently explore the clash of Old and New World cultures.

General Fields

  • : 9780486812472
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : June 2017
  • : 203mm X 127mm
  • : United States
  • : July 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813.4
  • : 480
  • : Henry James
  • : Paperback