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The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)

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When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences.

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When Isabel Archer, a young American woman, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as "a place of brightness". She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and Isabel has to make her final choice.

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Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York and eventually settling in England, wrote some twenty novels, many short stories, and a staggering number of letters. Geoffrey Moore was general editor for the works of Henry James in Penguin Classics. He died in 1999. Patricia Crick, one-time scholar of Girton College, Cambridge, is a teacher of modern languages.

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cinderella w, February 4, 2008 (view all comments by cinderella w)
Reading this 650-page tome in less than a week left me with hands sore from its weight and a sense of accomplishment. Did I identify with Isabel Archer, the novel's heroine? No. Did I find the story compelling? Yes. Was its ending satisfying? Not exactly. But then, I don't want to give anything away.

This is a story of Innocence, Love, Affairs, Divorce, Choices. I suggest propping it up with a pillow to save wounded hand muscles.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439631
Editor:
Moore, Geoffrey
Introduction:
Moore, Geoffrey
Introduction by:
Moore, Geoffrey
Introduction:
Moore, Geoffrey
Editor:
Moore, Geoffrey
Author:
Crick, Patricia
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Moore, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Archer, Isabel
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no.61
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.92x5.04x1.11 in. .98 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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