The American

The American

Christopher Newman is a somewhat gauche American businessman who came to tour Europe, meets up with an old friend from the Civil War, and experiences the good, the bad, and the ugly of the French upper class. Does he stand a chance to marry Claire de Cintré, an extremely proud and inaccessible lady (and very French to boot!)? Published as a series in The Atlantic Monthly (1876–77).

Portrait by Elisabeth-Louise Vigee Le Brun of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse, 1784
Table of Contents

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII

Chapter XIII

Chapter XIV

Chapter XV

Chapter XVI

Chapter XVII

Chapter XVIII

Chapter XIX

Chapter XX

Chapter XXI

Chapter XXII

Chapter XXIII

Chapter XXIV

Chapter XXV

Chapter XXVI

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