The Resource The American

The American

Label
The American
Title
The American
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; with a new introduction by Lee Mitchell and an afterword by Leon Edel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintri. 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. Combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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036015
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1843-1916
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry James
Dewey number
813.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The American
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101651322
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The American
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101651322
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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