Rare Books The Ambassadors by Henry James Heritage Press 1963 hardcover with slipcase Books for Readers Gifts Used Books Classic Literature

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This is a near fine (almost like new) hardcover with accompanying slipcase and Sandglass pamphlet. 1963 Heritage Press. This copy is still crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are crisp and clean with no markings seen. Red hardcover boards are also near fine with barely a hint of shelf wear. The accompanying slipcase is very good with light shelf wear to corners/edges. Royal octavo book size or 7" x 11" with 384 pages.

The Ambassadors by Henry James is a dark comedy of classic literature. Written in narrative, Lewis Lambert Strether is sent to Europe to retrieve the son (Chad) of his fiancé. Strether's view of things shifts from an American view to European view. His fiancé believes her son may be overstaying his trip to Europe because of an illicit romantic relationship or other unsavory liaisons. Either way, Strether's pending engagement may be at risk if he fails to retrieve the young man.
Upon finding him, Strether discovers that Chad is surprisingly an improved man of culture and manners. He introduces the Strether to his friends whom Strether finds charming.
Meanwhile, the fiancé is running out of patience and sends new "ambassadors" to fetch them both home. As the two return, they will soon find themselves wondering about their existence back in the states and are both left felling "less alive". The theme of liberation and the constraints of societal expectations run throughout.

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