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The Europeans (Oxford World's Classics)

The Europeans (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Henry James
ISBN 13: 9780199555635
ISBN 10: 19955563
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $12.95

Eugenia, an expatriated American, is the morganatic wife of a German prince, who is about to reject her in favor of a state marriage. With her artist brother Felix Young she travels to Boston to visit relatives she has never before seen, in hopes of making a wealthy marriage. The men of Boston soon realize her deceitfulness, and she returns to Europe, feeling that her fortune-hunting scheme is impractical in unsusceptible America.

Its wit, gaiety, and what Rebecca West calls its "clear sunlit charm" have made this masterly short novel the most popular of James's novels.

Graham Greene

He is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry.