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The Portrait of A Lady  : Vintage Classics - Henry James

The Portrait of A Lady

Vintage Classics

By: Henry James, Liz Foley (Editor)

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Published: April 2008
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‘Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry’ Graham Greene

Isabel Archer’s main aim in life is to protect her independence. She is not interested in settling down and compromising her freedom for the sake of marriage. However, on a trip around Europe with her aunt, she finds herself captivated by the charming Gilbert Osmond, who is very interested in the idea of adding Isabel to his collection of beautiful artworks…

About the Author

Henry James was born in New York City into a wealthy family in 1843. James wrote 20 novels, 112 stories, 12 plays and a number of literary criticism.

"This subtle, beautifully constructed study of an attractive, intelligent, spirited young woman's transition from insouciance to enlightenment is a classic. Passion, intrigue, betrayal - it sounds like a potboiler, but James's observations of Victorian manners, understanding of human nature and exquisite prose elevate it to another league" Guardian "The Portrait of a Lady is entirely successful in giving one the sense of having met somebody far too radiantly good for this world" -- Rebecca West "Subtle and sophisticated and concerned with psychological nuance and social acceptability" -- Joanna Trollope "James is the master of making what is not said the most important thing on the page" -- Kate Atkinson "I read Portrait of a Lady by Henry James maybe once a year. I just love the story. I love the pace of it" -- Colm Toibin

ISBN: 9780099511601
ISBN-10: 0099511606
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: April 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.43