The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics)

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The greatest expression of his talent for witty, observant explorations of what it means to 'live we....

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aHe is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry.a
aGraham Greene

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

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

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The original American in Paris. This dark comedy, seen as one of the masterpieces of James's final period, has all the elements of great writing, brilliant plot and gorgeous setting: An Edwardian gentleman from the States arrives in seedy and sophisticated Paris to rescue his wayward future step son. But his innocent American background has not prepared him for such seduction...
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