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The portrait of a lady

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Isabel Archer, a beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong American girl newly endowed with wealth and embarked in Europe on a treacherous journey to self-knowledge, is delineated with a magnificence that is at once casual and tense with force and insight. The characters with whom she is entangled--the good man and the evil one, between whom she wavers, and the mysterious witchlike woman with whom she must do battle--are each rendered with a virtuosity that suggests dazzling imaginative powers. And the scene painting--in England and Italy--provides a continuous visual pleasure while always remaining crucial to the larger drama. The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period--in the 1860s and '70s when he was transforming himself from a talented young American into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and one of the greatest novelists of modern times. A kind of delight at the success of this transformation informs every page of this masterpiece. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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9781847495754
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9781497684249
9781681951256
9780486114613
9781909676190
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9780670871391
9781633796911
9780553211276
9781625584991
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Full title portrait of a lady
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Last Update 2018-05-19 04:11:29AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 04:12:34AM

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title_display The portrait of a lady
title_full The portrait of a lady / Henry James, The portrait of a lady [electronic resource] / Henry James, The portrait of a lady [electronic resource] James, Henry, 1843-1916,, The portrait of a lady [sound recording] / Henry James
title_short The portrait of a lady
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