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Overview

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Author

Henry James

Years Published

1876–77

Type

Novel

Genre

Romance

Perspective and Narrator

The American is told by a third-person, omniscient narrator who readily reveals insights into characters' secrets, weaknesses, and insecurities.

Tense

The American by Henry James is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The main character of the novel is Christopher Newman, an American living in Paris. Newman struggles between his desire to relinquish his American identity and the inherent American characteristics that cause him conflict in Paris.

Summary

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