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Review: The American

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

The first half kept my interest but the second half totally lost it. The plot fell apart and all of the good things of the first half disappeared. The plot changes from revolving around a courtship ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Jeri Massi - Goodreads

I never did finish this book. I even stopped caring if the American wins the lady by the end. While Henry James sets up an excellent stage for a great novel, the heaviness of his prose stopped me ... Read full review

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User Review  - William Leight - Goodreads

The most prominent difference between the early and the late works of Henry James is, I think, subtlety. Not only did his writing style become more subtle, to the point that some passages require ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Werner - Goodreads

In the most recent installment of my review of the short story anthology I'm currently reading, I couldn't resist being quite snarkily critical of the (to me) unreadable Henry James selection there ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Francene Carroll - Goodreads

The American isn't my favourite Henry James novel, but it's a good read if you're in the mood for a leisurely nineteenth century novel about the clash between old Europe and new America. The story ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

The American, not surprisingly, is a book about an American, who, having been successful in business all his life, goes to France to win over a wife. The hero is a good natured, self-made millionaire ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Bob Offer-Westort - Goodreads

I couldn't care. I simply couldn't care about tediously sincere, up-by-his-bootstraps, tanned American financial success Christopher Newman, the tissue paper cutout noble Claire Bellegarde, Mme. de ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Christopher Sutch - Goodreads

In many ways this is an anomalous James novel: the "hero" (as James calls him several times) and title character is a businessman with no aesthetic sense (he likes buildings and art that, the subtext ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Ze Yu - Goodreads

I never thought Great tradition is such a big deal to Europe as well as to China. People (pinoners) are encouraging mobs to break rules, think out of boxes, and leave the tradition behinnd. But no one ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Don Robertson - Goodreads

This is a quirky 1907 book about a rich American rubbing shoulders with European aristocracy, written in a time when the aristocracy still widely held some fascination for Americans. I cannot ... Read full review


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