The Portrait of a Lady

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Wildside Press LLC, 2008 - Fiction - 556 pages
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Henry James (1843-1916) was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.
  

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She is getting deeper and subtler as the plot develops. - Goodreads
I don't know what I think about the ending. - Goodreads
Which is actually pretty close to the real plot, too. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rakhi Dalal - Goodreads

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." ----- GBShaw With no offence to men at all, I quoted the above because of its relevance with this work by Henry James. Essentially ... Read full review

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User Review  - Megan Baxter - Goodreads

I just...I don't know. I have now read The Portrait of a Lady and I'm just feeling a little flat. Like I stubbed my toe on something invisible, and I'm not quite sure what. I'm not sure why this book ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
31
Section 4
43
Section 5
67
Section 6
73
Section 7
91
Section 8
101
Section 16
234
Section 17
280
Section 18
290
Section 19
295
Section 20
315
Section 21
339
Section 22
349
Section 23
360

Section 9
115
Section 10
125
Section 11
139
Section 12
150
Section 13
190
Section 14
202
Section 15
208
Section 24
414
Section 25
428
Section 26
438
Section 27
487
Section 28
495
Section 29
508
Section 30
536

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About the author (2008)

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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