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The Resource The ambassadors, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

The ambassadors, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

Label
The ambassadors
Title
The ambassadors
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Chadwick Newsome, a young American favoured with fortune and independence, becomes entangled in a liaison dangereux with a Parisian temptress, his overbearing mother deploys her future husband, the elderly, amiable Strether, as an ambassador to engineer his safe return. But seduced by the ambient charms of Paris and the bewitching comtesse de Vionnet, Strether soon deserts to Chadwick's side, initiating a sparkling tale of mistaken intentions, comic accident and false allegiances which culminates in the deployment of another, less fallible ambassador - the cold, glittering, ruthless Sarah Pocock
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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036014
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Dewey number
813.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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Poole, Adrian
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The ambassadors, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000043169095
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xli, 495 p.
Isbn
9780141441320
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The ambassadors, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000043169095
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xli, 495 p.
Isbn
9780141441320
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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