The Ambassadors (Penguin Modern Classics)

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When Chadwick Newsome becomes entangled in a liaison dangereux with a Parisian temptress, his overbearing mother deploys her future husband - the aimable Strether - as an ambassador to engineer his safe return. Strether soon deserts to Chadwick's side, initiating a tale of mistaken intentions.

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?He is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry.? ?Graham Greene

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Henry James considered his late novel The Ambassadors (1903) 'quite the best, 'all round'' of all his works. This volume based on the first book edition provides extensive annotations, a detailed textual history of the work and a full introduction exploring the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts.

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