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The American By Henry James
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and... More > melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th-century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family.< Less
The American By Henry James
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"The American" is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche... More > American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family. The first half of the novel, Newman's courtship of Claire and his efforts to ingratiate himself with her family, is a witty and perceptive treatment of the clash between Newman's brash and assertive American nature and the haughty, traditionalist views of the French aristocracy; it delights most readers with its humor and grace. The second half of the book descends into melodrama, with the duel, the convent, and the deep dark family secret.< Less
The American By Henry James
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Originally serialised in the Atlantic Monthly between 1876 and 1877 then published in book form within a year, The American was James' second novel after Roderick Hudson. The plot, which eventually... More > runs amok, concerns the efforts of Christopher Newman, a wealthy American businessman, to marry the beautiful French widow Claire de Cintre. Newman's progress, which at times runs counter to the wishes of Cintre's family and at other times to their tune, is further complicated by hidden secrets and social mores. Unfortunately, while the first half of the book keeps matters under restraint, it seems James literally lost the plot during the second half, allowing all the available threads to find their own limits rather than tying them onto the central thread of Newman's pursuit. This fraying of the threads creates a sense of mayhem that is unusual in a James novel in which, typically, the plot is underdone.< Less
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The American Family As A Symbol of Hope By Christopher K. Poulos
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Mr. Poulos provides an account of the family and how it stands in America. Despite a pervading capitalism that threatens this sacred structure, Poulos argues that the family still remains one of the... More > most important symbols of hope for Americans across the nation.< Less
The American Family As A Symbol of Hope By Christopher K. Poulos
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Mr. Poulos provides an account of the family and how it stands in America. Despite a pervading capitalism that threatens this sacred structure, Poulos argues that the family still remains one of the... More > most important symbols of hope for Americans across the nation.< Less
Us and Them -- An American Family... By Bill Meara
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What happens if you take an American family and send them to Europe for ten years? In the summer of 2000, Bill and Elisa Meara, accompanied by 2 year-old Billy and 4 month-old Maria, left their... More > home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and moved to the Azores. There they experienced the highs and lows of diplomatic life on a small distant island. After three years in the Azores, they spent four years London and three years in Rome. Overseas they lived in two houses and two apartments, went to five schools, used four different health care systems, experienced one earthquake, 9-11, the terrorist attack on London, tea with the Queen, the election of Barack Obama… and all the ordinary things that families go through. They lived mostly with the locals, learned Portuguese, Italian, and a bit of Cockney, and made many friends (foreign friends!) They returned to the United States in 2010 with a changed view of the world. This is their story.< Less
The New American Family Portrait By Bryan Alexis
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Bryan Alexis creates a photo album of the new American Family and explores pictorially where family has been and discovers the varied destinations of what was once a tightly defined subject. The... More > definition of family is pushed into the ridiculous in order to prompt the reader to question the definition of what comprises a family while exploring themes of tolerance. To what extent will the reader allow definitions of family to be challenged?< Less
The New American Family Portrait By Bryan Alexis
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Bryan Alexis creates a photo album of the new American Family and explores pictorially where family has been and discovers the varied destinations of what was once a tightly defined subject. The... More > definition of family is pushed into the ridiculous in order to prompt the reader to question the definition of what comprises a family while exploring themes of tolerance. To what extent will the reader allow definitions of family to be challenged?< Less
Birth Of An American Family By Geoffrey Moehl
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An inspiring true story of the birth of a new American family, as seen through the eyes of their English language tutor. The author is drawn into the lives of a Russian refugee family and discovers... More > that they have as much to teach him as he has to teach them. Mr. Moehl’s inspiring story is especially useful to ESL teachers and those who support refugee families in their adaptation to American life.< Less

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