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THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME I
     

THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY VOLUME I

by Henry James
 
The Portrait Of a Lady is a novel by Henry James. The story is about a young spirited American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large sum of money and is the victim of Machiavellian schemes by 2 American expatriates. The novel is regarded as a masterpiece. It reflects James's interest in the differences between

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The Portrait Of a Lady is a novel by Henry James. The story is about a young spirited American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large sum of money and is the victim of Machiavellian schemes by 2 American expatriates. The novel is regarded as a masterpiece. It reflects James's interest in the differences between the New and the Old World, many times a detriment to the latter. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, betrayal and sexuality.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012173751
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
01/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
293 KB

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 15, 1843
Date of Death:
February 28, 1916
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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