The Portrait of a Lady
Serenity Publishers, LLC, 2009 - 260 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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Review: The Portrait of a LadyUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
"I'm so tired of old books about tea," said my friend Lauren recently, and I hope she stays the hell away from snobby constipated Henry James. Here he is with the least engaging first sentence in ... Read full review
Review: The Portrait of a LadyUser Review - Desislava - Goodreads
“One can't judge till one's forty; before that we're too eager, too hard, too cruel, and in addition much too ignorant.” My biggest problem with The Portrait of a Lady is Isabel Archer, the ... Read full review