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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lambert Strether, a mild, middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman. And as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the “vast bright Babylon” and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet.

One of Henry James’ three late masterpieces, The Ambassadors is a bittersweet paean to the life not lived and one of the most achingly beautiful and moving novels ever written.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon Wright | 2/12/2014

    " This is the third Henry James novel I have read, and while it is his favorite it is so far my least favorite. I felt like the book was promising something it didn't quite deliver. Having said that, it was still a good book, it just didn't live up to my past experiences with Henry James. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan Dickstein | 2/8/2014

    " I need to go back to this someday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sirad | 1/16/2014

    " couldn't finish...the story moved too slowly and described with too much detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tracy | 1/11/2014

    " I loved this one. I think if I were to go back to school, I'd do my dissertation on Henry James... "

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