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The Portrait of a Lady (Everyman's Library)

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ISBN13: 9780679405627
ISBN10: 0679405623
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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.

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.

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The Portrait Of A Lady (1881) 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 America into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and on of greatest novelists of modern times.

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.

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Vicki White, January 1, 2009 (view all comments by Vicki White)
This is one of those classic books I was never assigned in high school or college, that I felt I should read -- and that I loved once I did for its totally engaging writing and story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679405627
Designed:
Washington, Peter
Author:
Washington, Peter
Author:
James, Henry
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Domestic relations
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Domestic relations -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Triangles
Subject:
Archer, Isabel
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
39
Publication Date:
19911131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.31x5.40x1.50 in. 1.45 lbs.

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