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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  - 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  - Vida - Goodreads

Reading an about 150 year old book can be a disconcerting experience. As I read this, I could feel myself fighting with the tempo and pace of my "modern" life. This is a slow moving story told by ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

Christopher Newman, a mid-30ish rags-to-riches bachelor American travels to France to escape the rigors of American business life and explore the enticements of Europe. A moral and good natured man ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Alex Alvarez - Goodreads

Before we go anywhere with a discussion of Henry James's The American, we must first establish the edition. There is the early edition (1870's) and the heavily revised New York Edition of his Novels ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Michael Kalmanowitz - Goodreads

I chose this book on a whim when I was at the library and boy did I choose a good one. My only experience with James was with Portrait of a Lady which I did not like. I just couldn't get into the long ... Read full review

Review: The American

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

If I didn't know I was reading the great novelist Henry James, I might think I was reading a historical romance! I wanted to underline the humorous descriptions of Newman, the American of the title ... 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  - 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


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