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The Portrait of a Lady By Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James

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An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. She then becomes captivated by the charms of Gilbert Osmond. To him, she represents a prize worth seventy thousand pounds; through him, she faces a tragic choice.
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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond. To him, she represents a superior prize worth at least seventy thousand pounds; through him, she faces a tragic choice.

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About Henry James


Henry James (1843-1916) was born in New York, but settled in Europe in 1875, spending more than twenty years in London. Many of his novels, including Portrait of a Lady, are concerned with the contrast between American and European character. He wrote some twenty novels including The Europeans, Washington Square, The Bostonians, The Wings of a Dove, The Ambassadors, The American, Ghost Stories and Daisy Miller, all of which are available in Penguin Popular Classics.

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GOR000595096
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Henry James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1997-01-30
544
0140622497
9780140622492
N/A
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