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MY LIFE IN FULL
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The American
Malcolm Bradbury
Stephen Pain
Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091067
Price : 295

About the book
‘Present me with a woman who comes up to my notions, and I will marry her tomorrow.’ Christopher Newman is The American in Paris. And the woman who meets his notions and captures his heart is Madame de Cintré. But she is a Bellegarde, a family of diminished fortune and almost as old as France itself, whose outrageous pride can only be sustained by ‘counting ancestors’. Newman is new money, a ‘barbarian’, a man who has made his own fortune and for whom money must always be in search of a railroad or a factory in which to invest. The Bellegardes cannot like his impulsive proposal, they can only suffer it. But for how long? With The American Henry James created a new type of novel, and laid down the bold lines of American fiction for the next century – the cultural clash as the Old World meets the New. The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes, selected criticism and chronology of James’s life and times
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