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The Ambassadors (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

The Ambassadors (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Henry James 1593083785 9781593083786
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The Ambassadors (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Henry James

The Ambassadors, byHenry James, is part of theBarnes & Noble Classicsnbsp;series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features ofBarnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from todays top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the readers viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest.Barnes & Noble Classicspulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works. nbsp; One ofHenry Jamess three late masterpieces, and an exemplar of his complex, mature style,The Ambassadorsis considered by many the authors finest work. James himself judged it to be frankly, quite the best, all round, of my productions. nbsp; The story follows Lambert Strether, a staunch and stoical New Englander, as he travels abroad to rescue his employers prodigal son, Chad, from the seductive pitfalls of existence in Paris. Yet the social pleasures of the European capital awaken new urges in the fifty-five year old, and he begins to reconsider his own inadequately realized life. He soon beseeches Chad, Live all you can; its a mistake not to. It doesnt so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you havent had that whathaveyou had? nbsp; As Strether himself becomes involved in a relationship with the fascinating Maria Gostrey, a second, more determined, ambassador is dispatched. An ultimatum is deliveredand resistedbut then an accident reveals surprising truths to Strether, and he must decide whether his loyalties lie with old Europe or new America.nbsp; nbsp; A bittersweet paean to the life not lived,The Ambassadorsis one of the most achingly beautiful and moving novels ever written. nbsp; Kyle Patrick Smithwas raised in San Diego, California, and educated at Harvard. A writer and critic, he lives in Manhattan.

Author: Henry James

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 496

Publisher: Sterling Publishing

Publication Date: 2007-02-01

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ISBN: 1593083785

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