The American (large print)
- Format: Largeprint - paperback
- Released: 4 August 2014
- Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
- ISBN: 9781471267062
- Category: Large Print Books Fiction Classic fiction
- Availability: A print-on-demand title (delivery in 7 to 10 days)
- Our Price: £16.50
- Format(mm): 240x160
During a trip to Europe, wealthy American businessman Christopher Newman proposes marriage to the scintillating and beautiful aristocrat Claire de Cintré. To his dismay, he comes up against the machinations of her impoverished but proud family, who find Newman to be a vulgar example of the American privileged class. Brilliantly combining elements of comedy, tragedy, romance, and melodrama, this tale of thwarted desire vividly contrasts 19th-century American and European manners.
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