The Portrait of a Lady (Volume II) (Google eBook)
Arc Manor LLC, Jan 1, 2009 - 244 pages
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-1881 and then as a book in 1881. It is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James' novels, it is set mostly in Europe, notably England and Italy.
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This book is a perfect example of books as antidote for modern entertainment. I'm very glad to have read it along with others in my Classics/Impossibles Book Group. Great writing, but oh so much of it ...
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I feel reluctant to award this American classic a measly three stars, and to be honest it may be because I listened to an abridged audio-version. I didn't even mean to download the abridged version ... Read full review