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The Portrait of a Lady (Modern Library Classics)

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Synopsis:

Follows the story of American heiress Isabel as she visits Europe to find her own destiny, is pursued by suitors, and ultimately must make a tragic choice.

About the Author

Henry James was born in 1843 in New York City.  He traveled and studied extensively in New York, London, Paris and Geneva, and returned to the States in 1860, enrolling in Harvard Law School two years later.  By 1865 he had begun to contribute reviews and short stories to periodicals in earnest.  His first major piece of fiction, "Watch and Ward," was serialized in The Atlantic Monthly in 1870, and Roderick Hudson, his first major novel, was published in 1875.  James spent the following decades abroad, first visiting Paris, where he met Ivan Turgenev, Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert, then settling in London, where he lived for over twenty years and wrote several novels, including Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, and The Princess Casamassima.  In 1897 he moved to Lamb House in Rye, where he wrote his later novels, including The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl, and well as his popular ghost story, "The Turn of the Screw." James became a British subject in 1915.  Two unfinished novels, The Ivory Tower and The Sense of the Past, were published as fragments after his death on February 28, 1916.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759192
Introduction:
Brookner, Anita
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Introduction by:
Brookner, Anita
Introduction:
Brookner, Anita
Author:
Brookner, Anita
Author:
Henry James Introduction by Anita Brookner
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Walker, Pierre A.
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Triangles
Subject:
Archer, Isabel
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
106-857
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 1 lb

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