Originally Posted by Patricia
First published in 1877.
Christopher Newman is the eponymous American: gentle, chivalrous and noble-spirited. Visiting Paris, he falls for a young widow, Madame de Cintré. Her ancien régime family disapprove of their engagement and do their best to separate the pair, playing on Madame de Cintré’s sense of duty. But Newman discovers a powerful family secret ...
I have added a picture, ToC, and restored italics and accents. The spelling is American English.
The cover shows exactly where I live in Paris ;-)