Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

The American, by Henry James

Label
The American, by Henry James
Language
eng
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Main title
The American
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Oclc number
810933810
Responsibility statement
by Henry James
Summary
During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintré. To his dismay, he comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners..
Target audience
adult
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