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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: 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.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chrodegang | 2/20/2014

    " This book is probably the worst I've ever read. I just hated everything about it. The style, the characters, the story, EVERYTHING. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steve | 2/18/2014

    " Makes the "Top 100"; but, the moral outrage elucidated is anachronistic and lost on the modern reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robin | 2/13/2014

    " This was a book with not a lot of story but much in internal dialogue and motives. It is also a story of late in life loss of innocence. Strethers being unawares of the intimacy between Chad and Mme. de Vionnet. I enjoyed Maria Gostrey's witt and acuteness. She was for me the best part of this book. It was at times hard work to read this book. It is a novel of impressionist influnce and psychological analysis. I will probably read it again in the future, but not too soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by wade | 2/7/2014

    " I can not understand just why all the scholars think that Henry James is such a great writers. This is about my 6th one and the sentences are convoluted, the dialogue goes around in circles and it take 100 pages for anything of real content to happen. Maybe I am not as literary as others but I can't think of another "classic" author that I struggle to figure out what all the hoopla is about like James. "

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