The Ambassadors

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Serenity Publishers, LLC, Dec 1, 2008 - 352 pages
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Nothing is more easy than to state the subject of "The Ambassadors" which first appeared in twelve numbers of The North American Review (1903) and was published as a whole the same year.

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I loved the story (and most of the characters), but James' sentence structure—mimicked here in all of its lengthy, wandering, and diversionary style—can be downright maddening when one has to wade ... Read full review

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To all who loved that book, pardon my French, but I only felt excited at the end of that book because it was the end of the book and not because the end was exciting. By principle, I always finish the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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