Portrait Of A Lady

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Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite her natural advantages she makes one error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic.

ISBN: 9781853261770 Author: James, Henry Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Publication Date: 1st July 1996 Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.4 (edition:22) Pages: 500 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Reading.

Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic. Her tale, told with James’ inimitable poise, is of the widest relevance.

‘The phase when his (Henry James’) genius functioned with the freest and fullest vitality is represented by The Portrait of a Lady’.

(F.R. LEAVIS)

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