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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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Summary

Considered by many to be Henry James's finest novel, The Portrait of a Lady is a subtle examination of Victorian society and power relations, providing a groundbreaking psychological study of its protagonist. This volume is based on the authoritative New York Edition, and includes the author's seminal preface.

The Portrait of a Lady Summary

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Having travelled from her native New York to London to meet her relatives, Isabel Archer, a young, independently minded young woman, rejects the marriage proposals of two suitors in her determination to stay in control of her destiny. When she suddenly comes into a large legacy, Isabel believes that this windfall will finally ensure the freedom that she yearns for and embarks on an exhilarating journey through France and Italy, only to find her endeavours thwarted by the sinister plotting of some of her acquaintances. Considered by many to be Henry James's finest novel, The Portrait of a Lady is a subtle examination of Victorian society and power relations, providing a groundbreaking psychological study of its protagonist. This volume is based on the authoritative New York Edition, and includes the author's seminal preface.

The Portrait of a Lady Reviews

Henry James's great, humane masterpiece. -- Hermione Lee

About Henry James

Henry James (1843-1916) was a Britain-based American author, whose realist novels exploring the consciousness of his characters paved the way for the Modernist fiction of the 1920s.

Additional information

GOR008389305
9781847495754
1847495753
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Alma Books Ltd
2016-03-24
400
N/A
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