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The American by Henry James

The American

by Henry James

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
13 Hrs. 39 Min.
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During a trip to Europe, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, asks the charming Claire de Cintre to be his wife. To his dismay, he receives an icy reception from the heads of her family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners.

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Reviewer Newport
 February 17, 2006
Great book and well read.

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  • Published: 2000
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T001611
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