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The Resource The Ambassadors

The Ambassadors

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The Ambassadors
Title
The Ambassadors
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
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Language
eng
Summary
Introduction by Colm TóibínOne of the final masterpieces from one of the world's greatest authors, Henry James's The Ambassadors is now available for the first time in a Modern Library edition, with a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín. A keenly observed tale of a man's awakening to life, this dark comic novel follows Lewis Lambert Strether, a middle-aged widower, on a mission to Europe to convince his fiancée's wayward son to forsake the pleasures of Paris and return to America. Rich with fin de siècle detail, The Ambassadors brims with finely drawn character portraits, including one of the Master's most unforgettable heroines—the beguiling Madame de Vionnet. This was the novel that Henry James himself considered his finest, and no one is better equipped to put it into literary and historical context than Colm Tóibín, whose award-winning novel The Master depicted the inner life of James in the final years of the nineteenth century
Summary
Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman
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Character
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036014
Cataloging source
NOV
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1843-1916
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  • James, Henry
  • Toibin, Colm
Dewey number
813.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Poole, Adrian
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ambassadors
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780679644088
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ambassadors
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e8c63e9d-23fa-4ff3-8cf7-2f4c8e558f04
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679644088
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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