CliffsNotes The American [Secure eReader]
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eBook by James L. Roberts
eBook Category: Education
eBook Description: During a trip to Europe, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, asks the charming Claire de Cintre to be his wife. To his dismay, he receives an icy reception from the heads of her family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners. This concise supplement to Henry James's The American helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author.
eBook Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc./CliffsNotes
Fictionwise Release Date: June 2003