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The Ambassadors As often as possible, the annotations to the text have been made by referring to James s other writings.A map of Strether s Paris and a virtually unknown photograph of James, which originally appeared with the serial of The Ambassadors, have been added to this Second Edition, and the original frontispieces to the New York Edition of the novel have been reproduced in their proper sequence for the first time The Author on the Novel contains James s notebook entries on the inspiration for The Ambassadors as well as the long, remarkable preliminary statement that the author drew up before writing his novel The selection of James s letters on The Ambassadors has also been expanded for the Second Edition Criticism is comprised of fourteen essays that represent than seventy years of analysis of The Ambassadors, by H M Alden, Percy Lubbock, E M Forster, F O Matthiessen, F R Leavis, Joseph Warren Beach, Joan Bennett, Leon Edel, Ian Watt, Sallie Sears, Nicola Bradbury, Maud Ellmann, Millicent Bell, and Philip Fisher.A Chronology and an expanded Selected Bibliography are also included. Read The Ambassadors – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. Reading The Ambassadors is like progressing through a circular maze The reader roams around the edges at first, coming up frequently against dead ends Why is Chad Newsome so difficult to figure out What are the author s intentions for Maria Gostrey Will Mrs Newsome, or even herformidable sounding daughter, Mrs Pocock, ever make a physical appearance in the story The enigmas in this early stage are such that if the reader found herself accidentally back at the start she might be tempte Reading The Ambassadors is like progressing through a circular maze The reader roams around the edges at first, coming up frequently against dead ends Why is Chad Newsome so difficult to figure out What are the author s intentions for Maria Gostrey Will Mrs Newsome, or even herformidable sounding daughter, Mrs Pocock, ever make a physical appearance in the story The enigmas in this early stage are such that if the reader found herself accidentally back at the start she might be tempted to abandon the maze altogether But it would be a difficult choice to make because in all her frustrated revolvings she has nevertheless passed through some exquisite passages She continues, and little by little she finds herself circling a smaller space, and she tells herself that perhaps she is finally getting closer to...

  2. A gay friend of mine once put Henry James tendency to play hide and seek with the reader down to the same trait within himself with regards to his sexuality Apparently he was deeply suspicious of everything that gave him pleasure Nothing came to him simply And in this novel nothing comes to us simply either.I think it took me longer to read this than War and Peace And that s because virtually every sentence is like trying to figure out a rubic cube There s a moment when a character feels A gay friend of mine once put Henry James tendency to play hide and seek with the reader down to the same trait within himself with regards to his sexuality Apparently he was deeply suspicious of everything that gave him pleasure Nothing came to him simply And in this novel nothing comes to us simply either.I think it took me longer to read this than War and Peace And that s because virtually every sentence is like trying to figure out a rubic cube There s a moment when a character feels he is moving in a maze of mystic closed allusions I couldn t help wondering if Henry, not a renowned comedian, was having a laugh at the reader s expens...

  3. Lewis Lambert Strether,55, a prim widower, considers himself a failure, completely dependent on the kindness of wealthy widow, and still attractive, Mrs.Newsome, from fictional, Woollett, Massachusetts, his fiancee, for a living set circa 1900 , he s the editor of a small magazine review, that is financed by her, owner of a company that manufactures it is never said, in the novel Sent by Mrs Newsome thus the title , The Ambassadors, there will be others , to get her son, the immature Lewis Lambert Strether,55, a prim widower, considers himself a failure, completely dependent on the kindness of wealthy widow, and still attractive, Mrs.Newsome, from fictional, Woollett, Massachusetts, his fiancee, for a living set circa 1900 , he s the editor of a small magazine review, that is financed by her, owner of a company that manufactures it is never said, in the novel Sent by Mrs Newsome thus the title , The Ambassadors, there will be others...

  4. Henry James has taken circumlocution and obfuscation to new heights in this novel I don t often rate a book an ungenerous two stars, but this novel was in many ways an impossible book for me I appreciate the architecture of James s novel the beauty of Paris as a backdrop for temporarily exiled Americans to meet and discover, or not, the underlying theme knowing how to live But I never felt the intended drama, or the sudden discovery of self, partly because I nearly drowned in James s nebu Henry James has taken circumlocution and obfuscation to new heights in this novel I don t often rate a book an ungenerous two stars, but this novel was in many ways an impossible book for me I appreciate the architecture of James s novel the beauty of Paris as a backdrop for temporarily exiled Americans to meet and discover, or not, the underlying theme knowing how to live But I never felt the intended drama, or the sudden discovery of self, partly because I nearly drowned in James s nebulous, impenetrable sentences w...

  5. The Ambassadors , by Henry JamesThis is Daisy Fuentes Miller, reporting to you live from the set of MTV s Real World Gay Paree Six strangers, from totally different backgrounds, thrown together, forced to live under the merciless glare of the Hankcam, which documents their every move for posterity Let s see what happens when the gloves come off, and things get real Strether Hi I m Strether I m engaged to Chad s mom She s pissed at him, and sent me over to bring him back to Connecticut The Ambassadors , by Henry JamesThis is Daisy Fuentes Miller, reporting to you live from the set of MTV s Real World Gay Paree Six strangers, from totally different backgrounds, thrown together, forced to live under the merciless glare of the Hankcam, which documents their every move for posterity Let s see what happ...

  6. It is important to remember that Henry James s later works his major phase are very much the roots of modern literature whatever that means , and should be read in the same way as Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, Joyce s Ulysses, Woolf s The Waves and Mrs Dalloway which is to say slowly savored James himself was cognizant of this and admonished his readers to read only five pages a day a challenge which I found impossible, but rather read in small ish bits over each day In B It is important to remember that Henry James s later works his major phase are very much the roots of modern literature whatever that means , and should be read in the same way as Proust s A la recherche du temps perdu, Joyce s Ulysses, Woolf s The Waves and Mrs Dalloway which is to say slowly savored James himself was cognizant of this and admonished his readers to r...

  7. Catching up with the classics 20I am not a fan, but I WILL finishI hate this book I m never going to finish thisFor god sake I read this entire book with the main male character, Strether, making everything his business, for him only at the end to say that that none of it his his business WTH was this book about then, James You must have been paid by the prepositional phrase And had no editor to tell you that most of your novel was extraneous I finally threw up my hands when you wrot Catching up with the classics 20I am not a fan, but I WILL finishI hate this book I m never going to finish thisFor god sake I read this entire book with the main male character, Strether, making everything his business, for him only at the end to say that that n...

  8. I m sure Henry James is a genius and all, but untangling his prose is like trying to talk to a verbose, over educated person who s drunk off his ass but refuses to pass out For example, he might start off with The effect of the man s speech was as if he were a tippler who then meanders here, there, and over there to the other bar, and then wanders back toward you, but veering ...

  9. I have been reading quite a bit of James Last year, I audio d The Bostonians and Washington Square I read The Aspen Papers, reread Beast in the Jungle, and read Turn of the Screw which I disliked found it excruciating And then this spring read a large collection of James stories ed Fadiman , then Wings of the Dove, and now The Ambassadors I love the late James Even though these books are long, and there is a certain degree of artificiality in the dialogue much worse in Dove much I have been reading quite a bit of James Last year, I audio d The Bostonians and Washington Square I read The Aspen Papers, reread Beast in the Jungle, and read Turn of the Screw which I disliked found it excruciating And then this spring read a large collection of James stories ed Fadiman , then Wings of the Dove, and now The Ambassadors I love the late James Even though these book...

  10. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Lambert Strether, the needy editor of a little New England literary magazine, is sent to Paris by his patroness, wealthy Mrs Newsome His mission as ambassador or emissary for the Newsome family is to fetch the wayward heir Chad and return him to the USA to work in the family business Strether s presumed reward upon successful completion of his mission, would be marriage to his rich patroness During a stopover in England, Strether meets Maria Gostrey who acts as a guide for the innocent Ame Lambert Strether, the needy editor of a little New England literary magazine, is sent to Paris by his patroness, wealthy Mrs Newsome His mission as ambassador or emissary for the Newsome family is to fetch the wayward heir Chad and return him to the U...