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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Walter Zimmerman Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Chadwick Newsome lingers too long in Paris, his mother, a wealthy New England widow, sends her fiancé, Lambert Strether, to fetch him home. Newsome refuses, extending his stay, while Strether finds himself lured by the intrigue of Parisian life. Published in 1903, The Ambassadors is regarded as a masterpiece of American fiction for its exceptional structure, its moral significance, and its depiction of the contrasting New and Old World cultures. Henry James considered this his finest novel. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark Stephenson | 2/20/2014

    " A tough read for me 40 years ago but I'm so glad I persisted. 'Live all you can!' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ann | 2/17/2014

    " This was James' favorite work, so I expected to be delighted. Unfortunately, boggy paragraphs obscure what was otherwise an interesting idea for a plot--a middle-aged widow sends her middle-aged boyfriend across the Atlantic to retrieve her son from the bad influence of Paris and its women, but, of course, the boyfriend falls under Paris' spell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie Bouteille | 2/13/2014

    " If you've never read a book by HJ it's definitely not the best one to start with. Every sentence is carefuly crafted but the story in general is such a mess that it's really difficult to read. One would have either to read it several times or to follow HJ's advice and read 5 pages a day. His descriptions are as beautiful as ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/8/2014

    " Glad I read it, but would not recommend this book. "

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