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Christopher Newman, 36, an American who has become wealthy in commerce and manufacturing following the Civil War, is the hero, in "The American", an early novel by Henry... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robin Friedman
I really enjoyed this book. The upper-class snobbery makes you want to tear your hair out, but that is the idea. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jared Ostermann
This was my first and last foray into Henry James. The plot was thin and the women were subjugated. There were moments of brilliance making you think there would be a payoff... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tania
The good and bad of Henry James are both on display in this, his first major novel, published in 1877. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Slokes
I never did finish this book. I even stopped caring if the American wins the lady by the end. While Henry James sets up an excellent stage for a great novel, the heaviness of his... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeri Massi
I enjoyed this book enormously. The writing of Henry James conjures up vivid imagry that remains
with me long after I have finished the book.
If you've read very little or nothing at all by Henry James, this is the best entry point to his terribly uneven oeuvre. Read morePublished 16 months ago by reading man
I enjoyed reading this novel much more than "The Bostonians", another novel by Henry James that I read immediately after, but one thing I noticed about Henry James in comparing the... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by Beth Ann Valek
The difference between a classic and a modern Pulitzer winning novel - is that a classic absorbs you, seduces you, it is easy to read - although not a light read - and only... Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by A. M.