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The Ambassadors Henry James

  • Henry James considered this his greatest work. It is the story of Lambert Strether who is sent to Paris, from New England by his fiancee, the widowed Mrs Newsome. Strether was sent to bring back Mrs Nessome?s son, whom, it is rumored, has fallen in love with a frenchwoman, a woman of questionable character. A critically acclaimed masterpiece...

    Publisher : Electric Book Company
    published : 1999
  • One of Henry James' greatest novels, The Ambassadors is a dark comedy from 1903. Lewis Lambert Strether travels to Europe to find his widowed fiancée's son, planning to bring him back to the family business, but once there Strether meets with unexpected complications. Taken by perceived contrasts between European and American culture,...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1909
  • The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review. This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James' final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son. Strether is to bring the young man...

    Publisher :
    published : 2010
  • In the backdrop of Paris and New England, the story unfolds and narrates the events that help Lambert Strether in self-discovery. With the aim of learning about the activities of Chad Newsome, he travels to Paris and unravels secrets that astound him. The novel subtly compares the different moral standards and conflicting ideas and emotions of the...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • When Lambert Strether of Woollett, Massachusetts, is dispatched to Europe by his wealthy fiance to fetch her son, Chad, home from Paris, the middle-aged innocent is impressed by the young man?s sophistication, the delights of Paris, and Chad?s charming friend, the married Marie de Vionnet. Strether is so taken with European culture that he begins...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • Having travelled to Paris in order to convince his wealthy fiancée?s son, Chad, to return to the United States, Lambert Strether experiences the culture and sophistication of Europe for the first time, and becomes enamoured of the life that Chad has built. But, as he lingers in Europe despite his fiancée?s wishes, Strether comes to understand that...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2015
  • Complex tale of self-discovery traces the path of an aging idealist from America to Paris, where his intentions of persuading his young charge to return home take an unexpected turn.

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2012
  • This classic tale of the discovery of the charms of the Old World by differing American types, represents the finest flowering of the genre for which Henry James is most renowned and at ease. Full of humour, irony and delicate perception, the bookj matches superb character portrayal with a vivid sense of time and place.

    Publisher : Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    published : 2014
  • Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 1998
  • Introduction by Colm Tóibín One of the final masterpieces from one of the world?s greatest authors, Henry James?s The Ambassadors is now available for the first time in a Modern Library edition, with a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist Colm Tóibín. A keenly observed tale of a man?s awakening to life, this dark comic novel follows Lewis Lambert...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2012
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