The Europeans (1878)

Henry James
Penguin Classics

"European" brother and sister ambush their American cousins in New England, opening the door for the 19th-century equivalent of L.A./New York jokes, except here the collision is between boring, puritanical Yankee-ism and the vaguely debauched life of bottom-feeding Eurotrash.  Some will marry, some will not, but most end up agreeing the scenery and quality of light in the USA is much different than the old world. 

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