The Ambassadors (Paperback)

By Henry James, Colm Toibin (Introduction by)
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Introduction by Colm TOibIn
One of the final masterpieces from one of the world's greatest authors, Henry James's "The Ambassadors" is now available for the first time in a Modern Library edition, with a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist Colm TOibIn. A keenly observed tale of a man's awakening to life, this dark comic novel follows Lewis Lambert Strether, a middle-aged widower, on a mission to Europe to convince his fiancEe's wayward son to forsake the pleasures of Paris and return to America. Rich with fin de siEcle detail, "The Ambassadors" brims with finely drawn character portraits, including one of the Master's most unforgettable heroines--the beguiling Madame de Vionnet. This was the novel that Henry James himself considered his finest, and no one is better equipped to put it into literary and historical context than Colm TOibIn, whose award-winning novel "The Master" depicted the inner life of James in the final years of the nineteenth century.

About the Author


Henry James is one of the greatest American novelists, and spent his last years in England. Among his numerous works are The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl, his two masterpieces.

Colm Toibin is the author of many novels, including The Master, which portrays Henry James s friendship with Woolson.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812982701
ISBN-10: 0812982703
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: January 10th, 2012
Pages: 576
Language: English