The Portrait of a Lady: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

The Portrait of a Lady: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 2

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by Henry James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393966461

ISBN-13: 9780393966466

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of this Second Edition of one of Henry James's most important novels is that of the New York Edition (1908).
In a sense, there are two distinctly separate Portraits—the 1880-81 First Edition and the New York Edition, which James extensively revised. The editor has meticulously prepared a list of textual variants to facilitate comparative reading of…  See more details below

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The text of this Second Edition of one of Henry James's most important novels is that of the New York Edition (1908).
In a sense, there are two distinctly separate Portraits—the 1880-81 First Edition and the New York Edition, which James extensively revised. The editor has meticulously prepared a list of textual variants to facilitate comparative reading of the novel. Nina Baym, F. O. Matthiessen, and Anthony J. Mazzella provide differing interpretations of James's revision process.
Henry James and the Novel culls autobiographical excerpts from James's other writings—his Notebooks, the intentionally autobiographical A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother, and the travel books Italy Revisited, A Roman Holiday, and Roman Rides.
Contemporary Reviews and Criticism provides both chronological and critical perspective on The Portrait of a Lady. Four reviews from 1882 outline the novel's initial critical reception.
Seven important essays from the period 1954-1991 provide a wide range of critical responses by Dorothy Van Ghent, William H. Gass, Laurence B. Holland, Charles Feidelson, Louis Auchincloss, William Veeder, and Millicent Bell.
Bibliographical Aids includes judiciously selected secondary works on James from the wealth of material published yearly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393966466
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
467,323
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Portrait of a Lady 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another story about faulty human nature. Just like in the Great Gatsby, the story goes over a typical parasitic behavior of an average upper class woman, who believes that she is somewhat special just because she was born this way. Stories like this one honestly make me sick.
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