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Cover of: The ambassadors | Henry James, Jr.
About the Book

Chad Newsome has gone to Paris. He is charmed by Old World fascinations and caught up in the leisurely craft and bohemian direction of European worldliness. An older woman of rank and adventurous but subtle skill, Madame de Vionnet, strokes his ego and does her best to keep Chad in Paris indefinitely. Chad's mother lives in Woollett, Mass., and wants her son to return to run the family business. Mrs. Newsome is an invalid and cannot go to Paris to fetch her son herself, so she employs Lambert Strether and Sarah Pocock to return Chad to Massachusetts. Sarah has been to Paris before and is aware of its attractiveness, so her determination to succeed in this task is fixed and uncompromising. Strether is of later middle age, however, and inspired by the fairytale of a beautiful life in Europe. Mrs. Newsome has promised to marry Strether if he can bring Chad home. Strether is completely enamored by the Parisian character and its enchantments and has a difficult time completing his mission. The drama of reestablishing Chad in business in America and of coming to terms with the mythological romance of France leaves the reader unbalanced, trying to recover equilibrium in the real world. Those involved with Chad's rescue are compelled to recognize the deep intimacies of personal attachment and the accepted proprieties of direct consequence. The success and failures of such an undertaking are unpredictable. The result of every character's attempt to steer Chad rightly is a strange conglomeration of role reversal, fantasy, and truth.

80 editions First published in 1903

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The Ambassadors
2009, The Floating Press
eBook in English
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The ambassadors
2008, Penguin Books
in English
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The ambassadors
2008, Oxford University Press
in English
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The Ambassadors
January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors (Barnes & Noble Classics)
June 2007, Barnes & Noble
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors (Dodo Press)
March 28, 2007, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors
June 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
Hardcover in English
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The Ambassadors (Large Print Edition)
March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors
2005, eBooksLib
E-book in English
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The Ambassadors
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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The Ambassadors
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English
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The Ambassadors
2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
E-book in English
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The Ambassadors
2004, NuVision Publications
E-book in English
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The ambassadors
2002, Dover Publications
in English
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The Ambassadors (Penguin Modern Classics)
January 18, 2001, Penguin Books
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Ambassadors (World's Classics)
October 2000, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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The Ambassadors
October 1999, Tandem Library
in English
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The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics)
August 21, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics)
January 1998, Konemann
Hardcover in English
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The Ambassadors
January 1998, Konemann
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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The Ambassadors
January 1997, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette in English
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The Ambassadors
January 1995, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
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The Ambassadors
December 1, 1993, Wordsworth Classics
Paperback in English
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The Ambassadors (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 1, 1992, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The ambassadors
1990, Houghton Mifflin
in English
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The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics)
March 3, 1987, Penguin Classics
in English
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The ambassadors
1986, Penguin Books
in English
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The ambassadors
1985, Oxford University Press
in English
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The ambassadors
1980, Franklin Library
in English - A limited ed.
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The ambassadors
1979, Franklin Library
in English - A limited ed.
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The ambassadors
1973, Penguin
in English
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The ambassadors.
1971, A. M. Kelley
in English
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Feng shi ji
1969, World Today Press
in Chinese
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Feng shi ji
1969, Jin ri shi jie she
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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Les ambassadeurs.
1967, Domaine Etranger
in French
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The ambassadors
1966, Dent
in English
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1964, W.W. Norton
in English
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The Ambassadors
1964, Dell
in English
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The ambassadors
1963, Heritage Press
in English
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The ambassadors.
1963, Heritage Press
in English
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The ambassadors.
1962, Dent, Dutton
in English
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The ambassadors
1960, Holt,Rinehart and Winston
in English
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The ambassadors
1960, Rinehart & Co.
in English
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The ambassadors
1960, New English Library
in English
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The ambassadors.
1960, Houghton Mifflin
in English
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The ambassadors
1960, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
in English
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The ambassadors
1960, New American Library
in English
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The ambassadors
1957, Dent, Dutton
in English
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Ambassadors
June 1957, J M Dent & Sons Ltd
Hardcover in English
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The ambassadors
1950, J.M. Dent
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The ambassadors
1948, Dent
in English
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The ambassadors
1948, Harper & Row
in English
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The ambassadors
1948, Harper
in English
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1948, Harper & Row
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1948, Harper
in English
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1937, Scribner
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The ambassadors
1937, Scribner
in English - New York ed
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The ambassadors
1930, Harper
in English
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Ambassadors
1930, Macmillan
in English - [New complete ed., Pocket ed.]
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The ambassadors
1923, Macmillan
in English
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1913, Macmillan
in English
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The ambassadors
1909, Charles Scribner's Sons
in English
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1909, Scribner
in English
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The ambassadors
1903, Methuen & Co.
in English
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The ambassadors
1903, Methuen
in English
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The ambassadors: a novel
1903, Harper & Brothers Publishers
in English
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The ambassadors
1903, Methuen
in English
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The ambassadors
Publish date unknown, Dent
in English - New ed.
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Publish date unknown, Heron Books
in English
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