The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics)
ISBN: 0199538549
EAN13: 9780199538546
Language: English
Publication Date: September 28, 2009
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.60" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, the best, all round, of my productions. Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.