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Portrait of a Lady, The

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Portrait of a Lady, The

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Title: Portrait of a Lady, The
Author: JAMES HENRY
Illustrator: HORNE PHILIP (ED)
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 03/10/2011
Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
Price: $15.00
Publishing status: Active

‘I don’t want to begin life by marrying. There are other things a woman can do’

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. Beneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. In this portrait of a ‘young woman affronting her destiny’, Henry James created one of his most magnificent heroines, and a story of intense poignancy.

Edited by Philip Horne

ISBN: 9780141441269
Pages: 336