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The Portrait of a Lady By Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady (Collins Classics) by Henry James

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`Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.'

Isabel Archer is a beautiful, intelligent and independent young woman. Brought from America to England by her wealthy Aunt who seeks to further her education and find her niece a husband, Isabel is determined to shape her own future - one that does not necessarily entail becoming a wife. Isabel inherits a fortune when her rich uncle dies and feels even more inclined to turn down two eligible suitors on the basis that she is a woman of her own means. However, a trip to Italy heralds her downfall when she meets the charming Gilbert Osmond, a worthless, yet ambitious and scheming dilettante.

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About Henry James


Henry James (1843-1916) was an American writer, highly regarded as one of the key proponents of literary realism, as well as for his contributions to literary criticism. His writing centres on the clash and overlap between Europe and America, and The Portrait of a Lady is regarded as his most notable work.

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GOR005143646
The Portrait of a Lady (Collins Classics) by Henry James
Henry James
Collins Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2011-10-01
768
000790228X
9780007902286
N/A
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