The Europeans (Modern Classics)

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With his creative use of point of view and interior monologue, Henry James brought a new level of depth to narrative fiction. The Europeans is no exception. A light comedy, The Europeans offers a contrast between two visitors from Europe, Eugenia Munster and Felix Young, and their relatives in the New World. The short novel is notable for its comparisons between European and American women in the middle of the 19th century, which sheds an interesting light on attitudes and values of the time. The Europeans first appeared in print in an 1878 issue of The Atlantic Monthly.

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Eugenia, the daughter of American expatriates, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is being urged to divorce her in favor of a state marriage. She and her artist brother, Felix, travel to Boston to meet distant cousins relatives, partially in hopes of making a wealthy marriage. Its wit, gaiety, and what Rebecca West calls its "clear sunlit charm" have made this masterly short novel one of the most popular of James's novels.

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