How Henry James Invented Modern Fiction with The Ambassadors (1903)
At first blush Henry James’s The Ambassadors (1903) must seem an unlikely candidate for the honor of Great American Novel. For a start, none of this story takes place in the United States. The characters, for their part, act in atypical ways for Yanks, engaging again and again in un-American activities, albeit different from those that gave agita to Col…
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