The American

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Henry James

Narrated By: Robin Lawson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2012

Duration: 13 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintré. To his dismay, he comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud 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.

Literary critic Leon Edel, considered the foremost authority on the works of Henry James, wrote of this novel: "Behind its melodrama and its simple romance is the history of man's dream of better worlds, travel to strange lands, and marriage to high and noble ladies. At the same time, the book reveals a deep affection for American innocence and a deep awareness that such innocence carries with it a fund of ignorance."

"A masterpiece of American romanticism in which James shows us his profound grasp of what he was ultimately to call 'the Americo-European legend.'"—Leon Edel, literary critic, biographer, and foremost authority on the works of Henry James

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  • Thomas A.

    Great portrait of American optimism in the 19th century in the character of Newman. Great little mystery in the middle. And As strong and eloquent as any later novel by Henry James. Loved it!

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