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The mere slim shade of an intelligent but presumptuous girl... a certain young woman affronting her destiny is how Henry James describes his first perception of Isabel Archer, who grew into one of his most magnificent heroines. An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and co The mere slim shade of an intelligent but presumptuous girl... a certain young woman affronting her destiny is how Henry James describes his first perception of Isabel Archer, who grew into one of his most magnificent heroines. An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel 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. Numerous critics regard The Portrait of a Lady (1882) as Jamess masterpiece. F.R. Leavis declared that we cant ask for a finer exhibition of Jamess peculiar gifts, and placed it with The Bostonians as one of the two most brilliant novels in the language.

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The mere slim shade of an intelligent but presumptuous girl... a certain young woman affronting her destiny is how Henry James describes his first perception of Isabel Archer, who grew into one of his most magnificent heroines. An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and co The mere slim shade of an intelligent but presumptuous girl... a certain young woman affronting her destiny is how Henry James describes his first perception of Isabel Archer, who grew into one of his most magnificent heroines. An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel 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. Numerous critics regard The Portrait of a Lady (1882) as Jamess masterpiece. F.R. Leavis declared that we cant ask for a finer exhibition of Jamess peculiar gifts, and placed it with The Bostonians as one of the two most brilliant novels in the language.
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Title Portrait Of A Lady Height 198 mm
Henry James Width 129 mm
ISBN-13 9780140432237 Binding PAPERBACK
ISBN-10 #014043223X Spine Width 30 mm
Publisher Penguin Books Pages 656
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