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Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period--in the 1860s and '70s when he was transforming himself from a talented young American into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and one of the greatest novelists of modern times. A kind of delight at the success of this transformation informs every page of this masterpiece. Isabel Archer, a beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong American girl newly endowed with wealth and embarked in Europe on a treacherous journey to self-knowledge, is delineated with a magnificence that is at once casual and tense with force and insight. The characters with whom she is entangled--the good man and the evil one, between whom she wavers, and the mysterious witchlike woman with whom she must do battle--are each rendered with a virtuosity that suggests dazzling imaginative powers. And the scene painting--in England and Italy--provides a continuous visual pleasure while always remaining crucial to the larger drama.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394604329
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Domestic relations
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Domestic relations -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Archer, Isabel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2nd Modern Library ed., New York ed.
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
1983
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xx, 591 p.

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