The Ambassadors By Henry James Illustrated Heritage Press Edition With Slipcover For Sale
The Ambassadors by Henry JAMES Illustrated Heritage Press Edition Beautiful Slipcase!!!!
The Ambassadors by Henry James in an ornate, illustrated edition with slipcase. The 1903 novel by Henry James (1843-1916) was first published in 12 parts in the North American Review. This attractive edition in slipcase and illustrated in color by Leslie Saalburg. With an introduction by the author. In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine. Slipcase with beautiful forest drawings. Book itself is clean, bright and firm; lacking markings except for a minor pencil marking on first page. Slipcase has wear with tears and some of the paper pealing. Overall, a very nice copy with striking illustrations. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the New York: The Heritage Press, 1963. Approximate dimensions of book: 7 in. wide x 10-1/4 in. tall. 384 Book Condition: Excellent. Slipcase Condition: Good.Book summary:The Ambassadors, which Henry James considered his best work, is the most exquisite refinement of his favorite theme: the collision of American innocence with European experience. This time, James recounts the continental journey of Louis Lambert Strether--a fifty something man of the world who has been dispatched abroad by a rich widow, Mrs. Newsome. His mission: to save her son Chadwick from the clutches of a wicked (i.e., European) woman, and to convince the prodigal to return to Woollett, Massachusetts. Instead, this all-American envoy finds Europe growing on him. Strether also becomes involved in a very Jamesian "relation" with the fascinating Miss Maria Gostrey, a fellow American and informal Sacajawea to her compatriots. Clearly Paris has "improved" Chad beyond recognition, and convincing him to return to the U.S. is going to be a very, very hard sell. Suspense, of course, is hardly James's stock-in-trade. But there is no more meticulous mapper of tone and atmosphere, nuance and implication. His hyper-refined characters are at their best in dialogue, particularly when they're exchanging morsels of gossip. Astute, funny, and relentlessly intelligent, James amply fulfills his own description of the novelist as a person upon whom nothing is lost. --Rhian Ellis
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