The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)

The Portrait of a Lady (Penguin Classics)

Henry James


seemed through many as Henry James's best paintings, and a lucid tragedy exploring the gap among funds and happiness, The Portrait of a Lady comprises an creation by means of Philip Horne in Penguin Classics. while Isabel Archer, a stunning, lively American, is delivered to Europe by means of her filthy rich aunt Touchett, it's anticipated that she is going to quickly marry. yet Isabel, resolved to benefit from the freedom that her fortune has spread out and to figure out her personal destiny, doesn't hesitate to show down eligible suitors. Then she unearths herself irresistibly attracted to Gilbert Osmond. fascinating and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a wealthy prize ready to be taken. underneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. during this portrait of a 'young lady affronting her destiny', Henry James created certainly one of his most luxurious heroines, and a narrative of severe poignancy.

This version of The Portrait of a Lady, in line with the earliest released reproduction of the radical, is the model learn first and enjoyed through such a lot readers in James's lifetime. It additionally encompasses a chronology, additional studying, notes and an advent through Philip Horne. 

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