The American

The American

Revised Edition


Editor/introduction:

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140390827
  • 480 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Christopher Newman, a ‘self-made’ American millionaire in France, falls in love with the beautiful aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde. Her family, however, taken aback by his brash American manner, rejects his proposal of marriage. When Newman discovers a guilty secret in the Bellegardes’ past, he confronts a moral dilemma: Should he expose them and thus gain his revenge? James’s masterly early work is at once a social comedy, a melodramatic romance and a realistic novel of manners.
The American

The American

Henry James, Editor/introduction: William Spengemann

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