The Portrait of a Lady

By: James, Henry; Bradbury, Nicola [Editor]

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pp634; paperback in good condition; clean pages-a handful of pages have ink streaks; Creased Spine; Light edgewearWhen 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. "The Portrait of a Lady" is the masterpiece of James's middle period, and Isabel is perhaps his most engaging central character. This edition provides a challenging new introduction and detailed notes; the text is that of the New York Edition and includes Henry James's own Preface.

Title: The Portrait of a Lady

Author Name: James, Henry; Bradbury, Nicola [Editor]

Edition: 2nd

ISBN Number: 0192833693

ISBN-13: 9780192833693

Location Published: Oxford University Press: 1998-01-01

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: Used-Good

Size: 5 x 1.25 x 7.75 inches

Type: paperback

Categories: Classic American Literature

Seller ID: PGB0002366

Keywords: oxford world's classics