The Europeans

The Europeans

A Sketch

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441405
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


An incomparable Henry Jamess novel in a new edition

Featuring a new introduction, it is a brilliant and sophisticated satire of manners and morals in the best Jamesian tradition. The Europeans, one of James?s most popular and optimistic novels, has at its center an expatriated American raised in Europe who, determined to find a new husband, flees from her crumbling marriage and travels to Boston with her younger brother.

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