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The ambassadors 80 editions

Cover of: The ambassadors by 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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in English
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Publish date unknown, Dent
The ambassadors
in English - New ed.
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1903, Methuen
The ambassadors
in English
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1903, Harper & Brothers Publishers
The ambassadors
in English
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1903, Methuen
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in English
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1903, Methuen & Co.
The ambassadors
in English
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1909, Scribner
The ambassadors.
in English
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1909, Charles Scribner's Sons
The ambassadors
in English
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1913, Macmillan
The ambassadors.
in English
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1923, Macmillan
The ambassadors
in English
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1930, Macmillan
Ambassadors
in English - [New complete ed., Pocket ed.]
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1930, Harper
The ambassadors
in English
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1937, Scribner
The ambassadors
in English - New York ed
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1937, Scribner
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1948, Harper
The ambassadors
in English
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1948, Harper
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in English
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1948, Harper & Row
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in English
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1948, Harper
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in English
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1948, Harper & Row
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in English
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1948, Dent
The ambassadors
in English
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1950, J.M. Dent
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June 1957, J M Dent & Sons Ltd
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Hardcover in English
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1957, Dent, Dutton
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in English
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1960, New American Library
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in English
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1960, Rinehart
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in English
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1960, Houghton Mifflin
The ambassadors.
in English
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1960, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
The ambassadors
in English
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1960, Houghton Mifflin
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in English
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1960, New English Library
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in English
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1960, Rinehart & Co.
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in English
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1960, Holt,Rinehart and Winston
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1962, Dent, Dutton
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in English
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1963, Heritage Press
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in English
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1963, W. W. Norton
The ambassadors
in English - [1st ed.]
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1963, Heritage Press
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in English
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1964, Dell
The Ambassadors
in English
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1964, W.W. Norton
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1964, W.W.Norton
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1964, Norton
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in English
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1964, Norton
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1966, Dent
The ambassadors
in English
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1967, Domaine Etranger
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in French
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1969, Jin ri shi jie she
Feng shi ji
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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1969, World Today Press
Feng shi ji
in Chinese
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1971, A. M. Kelley
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in English
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1973, Penguin
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in English
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1979, Franklin Library
The ambassadors
in English - A limited ed.
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1980, Franklin Library
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in English - A limited ed.
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1985, Oxford University Press
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in English
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1986, Penguin Books
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in English
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March 3, 1987, Penguin Classics
The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics)
in English
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1990, Houghton Mifflin
The ambassadors
in English
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January 1, 1992, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
The Ambassadors (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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December 1, 1993, Wordsworth Classics
The Ambassadors
Paperback in English
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1994, W.W. Norton
The ambassadors
in English - 2nd ed.
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January 1995, Amereon Limited
The Ambassadors
Hardcover in English
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January 1997, Books On Tape
The Ambassadors
Audio Cassette in English
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January 1998, Konemann
The Ambassadors
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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January 1998, Konemann
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Hardcover in English
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August 21, 1998, Oxford University Press, USA
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in English
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October 1999, Tandem Library
The Ambassadors
in English
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October 2000, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
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Turtleback in English
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January 18, 2001, Penguin Books
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2002, Dover Publications
The ambassadors
in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
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E-book in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
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E-book in English
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December 2005, North Books
The Ambassadors
Hardcover in English
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December 2005, North Books
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Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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2005, eBooksLib
The Ambassadors
E-book in English
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
The Ambassadors (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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June 15, 2007, 1st World Library - Literary Society
The Ambassadors
Hardcover in English
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March 28, 2007, Dodo Press
The Ambassadors (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
The Ambassadors
Paperback in English
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June 2007, Barnes & Noble
The Ambassadors (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Paperback in English
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January 1, 2007, Digireads.com
The Ambassadors
Paperback in English
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2008, Oxford University Press
The ambassadors
in English
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2008, Penguin Books
The ambassadors
in English
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2009, The Floating Press
The Ambassadors
eBook in English

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