The Portrait of a Lady (Paperback)

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By Henry James, Vig (Photographer)
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Description


The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "confronting her destiny" 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's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former.

About the Author


Henry James (15 April 1843 - 28 February 1916) was an American author, who largely relocated to Europe as a young man and acquired British citizenship near the end of his life. James is regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of renowned philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781976005572
ISBN-10: 1976005574
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2017
Pages: 606
Language: English