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American, the (1875) [Novel]
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During a trip to Europe, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, asks the charming Claire de Cintre to be his wife. To his dismay, he receives an icy reception from the heads of her family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts nineteenth-century American and European manners.

Original title: The American
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: American, the

American, the (1875)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The American (1986)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140390827
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.9
Pages: 471
Notes: Edited with an introduction by William Spengemann

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