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The Ambassadors: Henry James

The Ambassadors:

Henry James

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The Ambassadors, considered by Henry James to be his best work, is a dark comic novel of self-discovery delivered within the confines of James favorite theme: American innocence meeting with European experience. The formidable Mrs. Newsome, aMoreThe Ambassadors, considered by Henry James to be his best work, is a dark comic novel of self-discovery delivered within the confines of James favorite theme: American innocence meeting with European experience. The formidable Mrs. Newsome, a middle-aged widower concerned that her son Chad may have become involved with the beguiling Madame de Vionnet, a woman of dubious reputation, dispatches her ambassador Strether from Woollett, Massachusetts to Paris to retrieve him. But when Strether encounters unexpected complications, Mrs. Newsome decides that she must send a second envoy to confront her wayward son.