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The Ambassadors

Henry James

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Henry James considered The Ambassadors his best, or perhaps his best-wrought, novel. It plays on the great Jamesian theme of the American abroad, who finds himself in an older, and some would say richer, culture that that of the United States, with its attractions and dangers. Here the protagonist is Lambert Strether, a man in his fifties, editor of a small literary magazine in Woollett, Massachusetts, who arrives in Europe on a mission undertaken at the urging of his patron, Mrs. Newsome, to bring back her son Chadwick. That young man appears to be enjoying his time in Paris rather more than seems good for him, at least to those older and wiser. The novel, however, is perhaps really about Strether's education in this new land, and one of his teachers is the city of Paris -- a real Paris, not an idealized one, but from which Strether has much to learn. Chad Newsome, of course is there too, and so are a scattering of other Americans, his old friend Waymarsh and his new acquaintance Maria Gostrey among them. Had Strether his life to live over again, knowing what he has now learned,. how different would it be? and what are the lessons he takes home with him?(Introduction byNicholas Clifford)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

46:56


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

42:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

18:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:32