The Ambassadors by Henry James

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This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James' final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son. Strether is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications.

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The 120th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - 18th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 23rd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  4. - 27th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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