The Ambassadors

Paperback | September 14, 2008

byHenry JamesEditorChristopher Butler

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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 notoriouscity of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet. The text of this Oxford World's Classics paperback is that of the New York edition, with James's Preface.

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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 notoriouscity of pleasure, and to bring him home. But S...

Henry James (1843-1916), son of Henry James Sr. and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death. He is primarily kno...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.94 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538549

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Note on the Author and EditorChronology of James's Life and TimesIntroductionAuthor's Preface to The AmbassadorsNotesJames and His CriticsSuggestions for Further ReadingAcknowledgements