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The Ambassadors

Henry James

Book Basics

Title:

The Ambassadors

Author:

Henry James

Published:

September 24th, 1903

Pages:

404

Genres:

Novel

Synopsis

The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review. This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view.

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