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The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

Wordsworth Editions | September 1, 1998 | Trade Paperback |

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Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of ReadingTransplanted 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 500 Pages

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1853261777

ISBN - 13: 9781853261770

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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

by Henry James

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 500 Pages

Published: September 1, 1998

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1853261777

ISBN - 13: 9781853261770

About the Book

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.

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Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of ReadingTransplanted 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.

About the Author

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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One of Henry James' most respected works, The Portrait of a Lady tells the tragic story of one Isabel Archer. This young, intelligent, beautiful and independent woman throws her life's hopes away in a terrible act of poor judgment: a disastrous marriage. This Wordsworth Classics edition of James' timeless novel of morality, self and freedom is unabridged.
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