The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James - Author

Philip Horne - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780141441269 | 336 pages | 27 Sep 2011 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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. When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the charming and cultivated Gilbert Osmond. Isabel, however, soon discovers the cruelty and stifling darkness beneath Gilbert's civilized veneer.