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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 1, 1981
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140390827
ISBN-10 0140390820
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When in France the marriage of American millionaire, Christopher Newman, to Claire de Bellegarde is opposed by her family, he finds a secret in their past
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Christopher Newman, a 'self-made' American millionaire in France, falls in love with the beautiful aristocratic Claire de Bellegarde. Her family, however, taken aback by his brash American manner, rejects his proposal of marriage. When Newman discovers a guilty secret in the Bellegardes' past, he confronts a moral dilemma: Should he expose them and thus gain his revenge? James's masterly early work is at once a social comedy, a melodramatic romance and a realistic novel of manners.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Henry James | from Indypublish.Com (May 31, 2008); titled "The American"
9781437813180 | details & prices | 341 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $22.99
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
from 1st World Library (June 30, 2007); titled "The American"
9781421826158 | details & prices | 471 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $35.95
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
from Wildside Pr (January 1, 2004); titled "The American"
9780809596553 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.66 lbs | List price $34.95
About: "Monsieur has bought my picture," said Mademoiselle Noemie.
from Indypublish.Com (December 1, 2001)
9781588275448 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $26.99
About: A novel, first published in 1877, which follows a wealthy American gentleman who falls in love with a widow of noble birth whilst on a trip to Paris, unaware of the troubles that lie ahead of him.
from Replica Books (July 1, 2001); titled "The American"
9780735101746 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $32.95
About: A wealthy young American faces rejection when he courts the daughter of French aristocrats
Large print edition from North Books (May 1, 2001); titled "The American"
9781582876313 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $26.00
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
from North Books (May 1, 2001); titled "The American"
9781582871486 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $25.00
from Reprint Services Corp (October 1, 1992); titled "The American"
9780781234467 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $75.00
from Buccaneer Books (July 1, 1990); titled "The American"
9780899666976 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $13.95
About: This novel is at once an incisive social comedy and a melodrama, a realistic novel of manners as well as a symbolic exploration of the cultural and moral conflict between the old and new worlds.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1989); titled "The American"
9780848807566 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $27.95
About: When the marriage of American millionaire Christopher Newman and French aristocrat Claire de Bellegarde is opposed by her poor but proud family, Christopher uncovers a terrible secret and must discover what is truly important.
from Augustus m Kelley Pubs (June 1, 1976); titled "The American"
9780678028025 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Old and New World standards are contrasted when Newman attempts to court a young French aristocrat
Paperback
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With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 3, 2015); titled "The American"
9781514741948 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.80 in. | List price $22.99
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (October 17, 2015); titled "The American"
9781518661150 | details & prices | 484 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.09 in. | List price $16.95
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (October 1, 2015); titled "The American"
9781517566159 | details & prices | 222 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | List price $10.35
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (June 4, 2015); titled "The American"
9781514228289 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.49
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 10, 2015); titled "The American"
9781508810025 | details & prices | 178 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.41 in. | List price $13.99
About: This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 4, 2015); titled "The American"
9781502883735 | details & prices | 280 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.64 in. | List price $20.99
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 4, 2014); titled "The American"
9781503159792 | details & prices | 382 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The title-character of The American, Christopher Newman, is introduced, with sly condescension, as an awkward American, a westerner who has earned 'quite a bundle' in manufacturing and stock-jobbing.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 5, 2014); titled "The American"
9781500421809 | details & prices | 270 pages | 7.00 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $11.95
About: The American by Henry James.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 26, 2014); titled "The American"
9781499663983 | details & prices | 134 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.31 in. | List price $7.99
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 23, 2013); titled "The American"
9781494777609 | details & prices | 342 pages | 7.44 × 9.69 × 0.78 in. | List price $16.00
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 14, 2013); titled "The American"
9781490987095 | details & prices | 338 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.77 in. | List price $16.99
About: Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 8, 2013); titled "The American"
9781484906866 | details & prices | 158 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.36 in. | List price $7.99
With Henry James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 11, 2012); titled "The American"
9781481220491 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $14.99
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | Reprint edition from Echo Library (December 31, 2008); titled "The American"
9781406864298 | details & prices | 260 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.90
With Henry James | from Lightning Source Inc (December 30, 2007); titled "The American"
9788184561845 | details & prices | 388 pages | List price $19.88
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007); titled "The American"
9781426465659 | details & prices | 360 pages | List price $31.75
About: M.
With Henry James | Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 11, 2007); titled "The American"
9781426466243 | details & prices | 396 pages | List price $33.75
About: M.
from 1st World Library (July 30, 2007); titled "The American"
9781421827155 | details & prices | 471 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $20.95
About: On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre.
With Henry James | from Dodo Pr (March 30, 2007); titled "The American"
9781406518399 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $18.99
About: Novel by the prolific American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
With Henry James | from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2007); titled "The American"
9781420930085 | details & prices | 210 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $11.99
About: "The American" is Henry James novel about American businessman and civil war veteran Christopher Newman, a man who has found early fortune in business and having retired decides to take a tour of Europe.
Large print edition from Large Print Book Co (August 1, 2006); titled "The American"
9781596880825 | details & prices | 450 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Henry James second novel is set in France and contrasts French and American mores.
from Standard Pubns Inc (July 31, 2006); titled "The American"
9781594622755 | details & prices | 548 pages | List price $23.45
About: The American was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World.
from Standard Pubns Inc (July 31, 2006); titled "The American"
9781594622526 | details & prices | 548 pages | List price $33.95
About: "The American" is Henry James novel about American businessman and civil war veteran Christopher Newman, a man who has found early fortune in business and having retired decides to take a tour of Europe.
With Leon Edel (other contributor), Lee Clark Mitchell (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Signet Classic (January 30, 2005); titled "The American"
9780451529664 | details & prices | 368 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.95
About: When the marriage of American millionaire Christopher Newman and French aristocrat Claire de Bellegarde is opposed by her poor but proud family, Christopher uncovers a terrible secret and must discover what is truly important.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004); titled "The American"
9781419152047 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $31.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Wildside Pr (March 1, 2004); titled "The American"
9780809594009 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th-century American business.
from Indypublish.Com (March 1, 2003); titled "The American"
9781404360501 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $16.99
from Replica Books (July 1, 2002); titled "The American"
9780735101951 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A wealthy young American faces rejection when he courts the daughter of French aristocrats
from Indypublish.Com (December 1, 2001)
9781588275455 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $21.99
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Blue Unicorn Editions (January 31, 2001); titled "The American"
9781891355325 | details & prices | List price $14.00
About: The American A social comedy about Christopher Newman, an American businessman on his first tour of Europe.
from Vintage Books (January 1, 2001); titled "The American"
9780375726118 | details & prices | 374 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.00
About: When the marriage of American millionaire Christopher Newman and French aristocrat Claire de Bellegarde is opposed by her poor but proud family, Christopher uncovers a terrible secret and must discover what is truly important.
With Adrian Poole (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (July 22, 1999); titled "The American"
9780192833228 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $12.95
About: During a trip to Europe, Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, asks the charming Claire de Cintré to be his wife.
With Malcolm Bradbury (other contributor) | from Everyman (November 1, 1997); titled "The American"
9780460876575 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $8.95
About: First published in 1877, and dramatised by James himself 11 years later, the novel is concerned with the contrast between American and European social codes.
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (September 1, 1990)
9780451525178 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.95
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
The price comparison is for this edition
With William Spengemann (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (December 1, 1981); titled "The American"
9780140390827 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.00
About: When in France the marriage of American millionaire, Christopher Newman, to Claire de Bellegarde is opposed by her family, he finds a secret in their past
from Houghton Mifflin College Div (January 2, 1962)
9780395051634 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $30.95
About: The American was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World.
from Airmont Pub Co (June 1, 1957)
9780804901765 | details & prices | List price $1.95
About: The American was popular as one of the first international novels contrasting the rising and forceful New World and the cultured but sinful Old World.
With David Quentin Voigt | from Harcourt School (January 1, 1949)
9780030078255 | details & prices | List price $12.95
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Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 1997); titled "The American"
9780786102099 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $69.95
About: [This is the Audiobook Cassette Library Edition in vinyl case.
With Flo Gibson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Audio Book Contractors (January 30, 1994); titled "The American"
9781556853081 | details & prices | 10.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $34.99

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