The Europeans by Henry James

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One of James’ rare comedies, The Europeans tells the story of two siblings from Europe visiting their relatives in New England. A true “fish out of water” tale, the siblings are surprised to find their American relatives more rigid and puritanical than expected. Despite differences and misunderstandings, the two still manage to find happiness and love in the new world.

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.
Published July 1, 2004 by 341 pages
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The two destructive conflagrations of the first half of the 20th century, and the long armed peace imposed by the two Cold War superpowers, have made war between Europe's 'citizen states' virtually inconceivable.

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