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The Europeans (1878)
by Henry James
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140432329, Paperback)Eugenia, an American expatriate brought up in Europe, arrives in rural New England with her charming brother Felix, hoping to find a wealthy second husband after the collapse of her marriage to a German prince. Their exotic, sophisticated airs cause quite a stir with their affluent, God-fearing American cousins, the Wentworths and provoke the disapproval of their father, suspicious of foreign influences. The arrival of the frivolous, handsome Felix is especially enchanting to Gertrude Wentworth, who is struggling against her sombre puritan upbringing. One of Henry James's most optimistic novels, The Europeans (1878) is a subtle and gently ironic examination of manners and morals, deftly portraying the impact of Old World experience on New World innocence.
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Henry James' third major novel depicts the experiences of an artistic brother and his fortune-seeking sister who move back to Boston after having lived for years in Europe. The complicated romantic plot owes much to Jane Austen. In Jamesian fashion the story compares and contrasts the mores of the independent European Eugenia Munster and her traditional and moral cousins Gertrude and Charlotte Wentworth. F.R. Leavis called this early James novel "a masterpiece of major quality."
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