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The Ambassadors by  Henry James - Hardcover - Limited Edition - 1980 - from Granada Bookstore  (Member IOBA) (SKU: 040007)

The Ambassadors

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The Ambassadors

by James, Henry

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, U. S. A.: The Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Edition . Full-Leather. Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition (First Thus) Published Exclusively For Subscriber To The Franklin Library Collection "The 100 Greatest Books Of All Time". The Book Is Bound In Black Leather With Gilt Decoration On The Front, Back And Spine. Gilt Lettering And Three Raised Bands On The Spine. All Edges Gilt. Brown Marker Ribbon Bound In. Brown Moire Endpapers.

Synopsis

Chad Newsome has gone to Paris. He is charmed by Old World fascinations and caught up in the leisurely craft and bohemian direction of European worldliness. An older woman of rank and adventurous but subtle skill, Madame de Vionnet, strokes his ego and does her best to keep Chad in Paris indefinitely. Chad's mother lives in Woollett, Mass., and wants her son to return to run the family business. Mrs. Newsome is an invalid and cannot go to Paris to fetch her son herself, so she employs Lambert Strether and Sarah Pocock to return Chad to Massachusetts. Sarah has been to Paris before and is aware of its attractiveness, so her determination to succeed in this task is fixed and uncompromising. Strether is of later middle age, however, and inspired by the fairytale of a beautiful life in Europe. Mrs. Newsome has promised to marry Strether if he can bring Chad home. Strether is completely enamored by the Parisian character and its enchantments and has a difficult time completing his mission. The drama of reestablishing Chad in business in America and of coming to terms with the mythological romance of France leaves the reader unbalanced, trying to recover equilibrium in the real world. Those involved with Chad's rescue are compelled to recognize the deep intimacies of personal attachment and the accepted proprieties of direct consequence. The success and failures of such an undertaking are unpredictable. The result of every character's attempt to steer Chad rightly is a strange conglomeration of role reversal, fantasy, and truth.

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Bookseller
Granada Bookstore (Member IOBA) US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
040007
Title
The Ambassadors
Author
James, Henry
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Not Issued
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Franklin Library
Place of Publication
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, U. S. A.
Date published
1980
Keywords
Fiction - Modern Classics; Family Life - Fiction Classics
Size
8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall

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About Granada Bookstore (Member IOBA)

I have a small inventory of about 23,000 titles. I sell from my own property and only on-line. I started selling on line in 1999. This is my Fourth year with Biblio.

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