The Portrait of a Lady (Paperback)

By Henry James, Patricia Crick (Notes by)

Penguin Classics, 9780141439631, 656pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2003

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Description

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 determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences.



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