The Portrait of a Lady / Edition 1

The Portrait of a Lady / Edition 1

by Henry James
     
 

When Isabel Archer, a young American woman with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as 'a place of brightness, of free expression, of irresistible action'. She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as 'a dark narrow alley… See more details below

Overview

When Isabel Archer, a young American woman with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as 'a place of brightness, of free expression, of irresistible action'. She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as 'a dark narrow alley with a dead wall at the end'. In a conclusion that is one of the most moving in modern fiction, Isabel makes her final choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395051061
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
01/28/1956
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
52.50(w) x 82.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

General editors' preface; General chronology of James' life and writings; Introduction; Textual introduction; Chronology of composition and production; Bibliography; The Portrait of a Lady; Glossary of foreign words and phrases; Notes; Textual variants; List of emendations; Appendices.

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