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The American by  Henry James - Hardcover - 2007 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

The American

by James, Henry

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Pleasantville, New York: Reader's Digest, 2007. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue boards with red at the spine; gilt text and decorations; Near Fine condition. Originally published in 1877, this edition is from the Reader's Digest World's Best Reading series; the text is complete and unabridged. This includes the publisher's insert. 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 391 pages.

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.


  • Bookseller: The Bookworm US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 064474
  • Title: The American
  • Author: James, Henry
  • Format/binding: Hardbound
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest
  • Place: Pleasantville, New York
  • Date published: 2007


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