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The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)
     

The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

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by Henry James
 

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel about a privileged Victorian woman, Isabel Archer, and how her life evolves due to the choices she makes.

Isabel is from a genteel family of Albany, New York who comes of age in the late 1860s. Independent and educated for her time, she had been raised by her father after the early death of her mother. Isabel is very bright

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel about a privileged Victorian woman, Isabel Archer, and how her life evolves due to the choices she makes.

Isabel is from a genteel family of Albany, New York who comes of age in the late 1860s. Independent and educated for her time, she had been raised by her father after the early death of her mother. Isabel is very bright and intimidates the young men around her; she has one serious suitor, Caspar Goodwood, a man with very good prospects, whom she spurns.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012896254
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
06/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
512 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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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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