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ISBN: 0141439637 / ISBN-13: 9780141439631

The Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady provides an excellent introduction to the subtle, refined, and complex world of Henry James. Unlike any author before or since ... Show synopsis

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  • The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Henry James, Jr., Geoffrey Moore (Introduction by), Patricia Crick (Notes by)

    The Portrait of a Lady

    Trade paperback, Penguin Books
    2003
    English
    Revised ed.
    656 pages

    ISBN: 0141439637
    ISBN-13: 9780141439631

    When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword and that there is a price to be paid for independence. With its subtle ... Show more

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roena

American in Europe

by roena on Nov 11, 2009

One of Henry James's best books, this is an intricately plotted account of a young, idealistic American woman caught in a web by devious Europeans. Isabel is the lady of the title, visiting Europe for the first time in the 1870's. Our book club read this together, and had a lively discussion. Not ... More

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