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The Portrait of a Lady Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady By Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James


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When Isabel Archer, a young American with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as bright and open. Rejecting suitors who offer her wealth and devotion, she follows her own path, and finds that it leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as 'a dark narrow alley with a dead wall at the end'.

The Portrait of a Lady Summary

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

When Isabel Archer, a young American woman with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as 'a place of brightness, of free expression, of irresistible action'. She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as 'a dark narrow alley with a dead wall at the end'. In a conclusion that is one of the most moving in modern fiction, Isabel makes her final choice. The Portrait of a Lady is the masterpiece of James's middle period, and Isabel is perhaps his most engaging central character. This edition provides a challenging new introduction and detailed notes; the text is that of the New York Edition and includes Henry James's own Preface.

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GOR012354523
9780192833693
0192833693
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
19980103
668
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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