Henry James

Henry James, (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life, after which he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.


The Ambassadors

The AmbassadorsAuthor: Henry James 
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ISBN: 978-1-935702-34-4
Published: April 26, 2013 
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The Ambassadors, considered by Henry James to be his best work, is a dark comic novel of self-discovery delivered within the confines of James’ favorite theme: American innocence meeting with European experience. The formidable Mrs. Newsome, a middle-aged widower concerned that her son Chad may have become involved with the beguiling Madame de Vionnet, a woman of dubious reputation, dispatches her “ambassador” Strether from Woollett, Massachusetts to Paris to retrieve him. But when Strether encounters unexpected complications, Mrs. Newsome decides that she must send a second envoy to confront her wayward son.