The Ambassadors by Henry James

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.

The 160th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 4th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  2. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  3. - 18th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  4. - 23rd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  5. - 27th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  6. - 54th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  7. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  8. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  9. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Ambassadors (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 1369181 $17.50 $2.29 1994
Henry James: Novels, 1903-1911- The Ambassadors / The Golden Bowl / The Outcry (Library of America, No. 215) Hardcover 810798 $26.22 $22.85 2011
The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) Paperback 202688 $7.63 $1.87 2008
The Ambassadors (A Signet classic) Mass Market Paperback 7540657 $3.85 $0.01 1960
The Ambassadors Paperback 854035 $12.19 2017
The Ambassadors Illustrated Kindle Edition 489916 2019
THE AMBASSADORS HENRY JAMES Large Print: Large Print Paperback 7049812 $21.63 $21.57 2017
The Ambassadors (Unabridged): Satirical Novel from the famous author of the realism movement, known for The Portrait of a Lady, The Turn of The Screw, ... American, The Europeans, The Golden Bowl... Kindle Edition 5173068 2015
The Ambassadors Audio CD 5162129 $41.48 $59.53 2017
The Novels And Tales Of Henry James: The Ambassadors Hardcover 2357472 $26.95 2015
By Henry James - The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) (5/25/08) Paperback 1435956 $31.27 $24.05 2008
The Ambassadors (Norton Critical Edition Series) Hardcover 519684 $0.99
The Ambassadors Paperback 10628703 $6.00
The Ambassadors (Konemann Classics) Hardcover 3360165 $1.61 $0.01
The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics) Kindle Edition 84299 $0.99 2013
The Ambassadors (Modern Library Classics) Kindle Edition 232259 $7.69 2012
The Ambassadors (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography) Kindle Edition 264120 $0.99 2011
The Ambassadors Mass Market Paperback 670589 $2.98 $0.01 1993
The Ambassadors (Large Print Edition) Hardcover 672556 $12.88 $41.44 2008
The Ambassadors (Classic Books on CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] Audio CD 3034369 $31.49 $31.49 2007
Henry James Trilogy: The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors & The Beast in the Jungle Kindle Edition 224123 $0.99 2013
The Ambassadors: A Classic Dark Comedy Paperback 585004 $8.95 2015
The Ambassadors (Harper's Modern Classics) Hardcover 8565610 $0.01
The Ambassadors, Riverside Edition; Paperback 11339948 $3.97
The Ambassadors Paperback 11551956 $1.84
The Ambassadors Paperback 12078175 $4.30
The Ambassadors Hardcover 5202094 $32.35 $33.06 2008
The ambassadors. Hardcover 8526479 $0.02 1111
The Ambassadors Audible Audio Edition 33059 $15.95 2011
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 285630 $0.99 2013
Henry James Trilogy: The Ambassadors, Washington Square & Daisy Miller Kindle Edition 580874 $0.99 2013
The Ambassadors Hardcover 8998170 $25.00 $30.00 2009
The Ambassadors Hardcover 2180300 $25.49 $3.22
The Ambassadors (A Signet Classic) Mass Market Paperback 2900202 $0.01
Ambassadors (Norton Critical Edition) Paperback 3459218 $18.77 $0.24
The Spoils of Poynton & The Ambassadors (Henry James: American Classics) Kindle Edition 120578 $0.99 2014
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 44542 2014
The Ambassadors (Transatlantic Classics) Paperback 2427323 $0.18 $0.01 2012
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 99496 $1.99 2014
The Ambassadors [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 575138 $2.51 2004
The Ambassadors Hardcover 3708263 $78.00 $6.94
The Ambassadors Audible Audio Edition 58860 $11.95 2008
Ambassadors Hardcover 3306672 $16.00
The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 713026 $4.98 $3.74 2009
The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 783196 $6.15 1985
The Ambassadors (Tantor Unabridged Classics) Audio CD 2792608 $25.22 $22.80 2010
The Ambassadors (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 3544979 $0.10 $0.01 1998
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 787028 $0.99 2012
The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 342299 $3.32 1986
The Ambassadors (Norton Critical Editions) Hardcover 3341432 $95.75 $0.01
The Ambassadors Paperback 3954655 $3.48 1958
The Ambassadors (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 694215 $1.69 $0.01 2002
The Ambassadors (Reader's Digest The World's Best Reading) Hardcover 3220912 $33.47 $7.49
The Ambassadors (Annotated) Kindle Edition 661769 $0.99 2013
The Ambassadors Hardcover 4171238 $0.01
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 341157 2015
The Ambassadors (Annotated) Kindle Edition 743671 $0.99 2013
The Ambassadors: (Annotated) Kindle Edition 275320 2017
The Ambassadors (Annotated) Kindle Edition 370126 2017
The Ambassadors - Henry James - The Franklin Library - Bernard Fuchs Illustrations - Limited Edition Hardcover 929337 $9.98
The Ambassadors: By Henry James - Illustrated Kindle Edition 400309 2017
The Ambassadors Paperback 683075 $7.46 $12.32 2017
The Ambassadors (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 160344 2015
The Ambassadors Hardcover 6327254 $28.95 $33.75 2016
The Ambassadors Paperback 1907279 $5.95 $1.19 2013
The Ambassadors Audio CD 9010374 $95.98 2010
Henry James: The Ambassadors Paperback 455739 $5.99 2016
The Ambassadors Kindle Edition 441276 2015
The Ambassadors (Penguin Classics) Paperback 1178660 $2.99 $0.01 1987
The Ambassadors (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 741245 $4.00 $2.00 2012