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												The Ambassadors (Everyman's Library #987) by  Henry JAMES
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1962
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The Ambassadors (Everyman's Library #987)

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The Ambassadors (Everyman's Library #987)

by JAMES, Henry

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London / New York: Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1962. Hardcover. A 1962 reprint edition of the 1948 issuance. An ex-library copy of an Everyman's Library edition of the 1903 novel by Henry James (1843-1916). "The Ambassadors" was first published in 12 parts in the North American Review, and is the story of a prosperous American who realizes that there is more to life than he thought when he visits Europe. With an introduction by Frank Swinnerton. Entry 987 in Everyman's Library Fiction series. --- In EL larger format binding style 4. Full green cloth-covered boards with spine titling stamped in a coppery gilt alloy and gilt interlocked "EL" in script at tail of spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A Fair-only copy, with considerable evidence of former ownership by a lending library: rubberstampings, sticker, tape and sticker removal traces and general wear. Overall, this book is complete and fully readable, though with frequent penciled notations to the text.; Ex-Library; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xiv, 370 pages .

Synopsis

Chad Newsome has gone to Paris. He is charmed by Old World fascinations and caught up in the leisurely craft and bohemian direction of European worldliness. An older woman of rank and adventurous but subtle skill, Madame de Vionnet, strokes his ego and does her best to keep Chad in Paris indefinitely. Chad's mother lives in Woollett, Mass., and wants her son to return to run the family business. Mrs. Newsome is an invalid and cannot go to Paris to fetch her son herself, so she employs Lambert Strether and Sarah Pocock to return Chad to Massachusetts. Sarah has been to Paris before and is aware of its attractiveness, so her determination to succeed in this task is fixed and uncompromising. Strether is of later middle age, however, and inspired by the fairytale of a beautiful life in Europe. Mrs. Newsome has promised to marry Strether if he can bring Chad home. Strether is completely enamored by the Parisian character and its enchantments and has a difficult time completing his mission. The drama of reestablishing Chad in business in America and of coming to terms with the mythological romance of France leaves the reader unbalanced, trying to recover equilibrium in the real world. Those involved with Chad's rescue are compelled to recognize the deep intimacies of personal attachment and the accepted proprieties of direct consequence. The success and failures of such an undertaking are unpredictable. The result of every character's attempt to steer Chad rightly is a strange conglomeration of role reversal, fantasy, and truth.

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Seller’s Inventory #
84839
Title
The Ambassadors (Everyman's Library #987)
Author
JAMES, Henry
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair with no dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Place of Publication
London / New York
Date Published
1962

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Fair
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New
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spine
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gilt
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reprint
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12mo
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