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Title: The Ambassadors by Henry James
Genre: Fiction – Dark Comedy
Year of Publication: 1903
Approximate Page Count: 450 pages
Summary: This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son. He is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The theme of liberation from a cramped, almost starved, emotional life into a more generous and gracious existence plays throughout The Ambassadors, yet it is noteworthy that James does not naïvely make Paris a faultless paradise for culturally stunted Americans.
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