American

American

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One of James’s early novels, The American plunges right in to one of the writer’s most enduring subjects,
that of the innocent, or at least inexperienced, American abroad, seeking to come to terms with the social
customs and conventions of an old European aristocracy (think of Daisy Miller, Portrait of a Lady, The Wings
of the Dove and others). The aptly named Christopher Newman, having made a small fortune from business
in California, has come to the Old World for the first time, determined to enlarge his experience by lear...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    01 - Chapter I
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  2. 02
    02 - Chnapter II
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  3. 03
    03 - Chapter III
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