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The Portrait of a Lady : Bantam Classic - Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady

Bantam Classic

Paperback Published: 1st November 1983
ISBN: 9780553211276
Number Of Pages: 560

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Capturing the grandeur of a gracious, splendid Europe of wealth and Old World sensibilities, this glorious, complex novel has become a touchstone for a great writer's entire literary achievement. From the opening pages, when the high-spirited American girl Isabel Archer arrives at the English manor Gardencourt, James's luminous, superbly crafted prose creates an atmosphere of intensity, expectation, and incomparable beauty.
Isabel, who has been taken abroad by an eccentric aunt to fulfill her potential, attracts the passions of a British aristocrat and a brash American, as well as the secret adoration of her invalid cousin, Ralph Touchett. But her vulnerability and innocence lead her not to love but to a fatal entrapment in intrigue, deception, and betrayal. This brilliant interior drama of the forming of a woman's consciousness makes The Portrait of a Lady a masterpiece of James's middle years.

"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

ISBN: 9780553211276
ISBN-10: 0553211277
Series: Bantam Classic
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 1st November 1983
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.28