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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9780141441269
9781633796911
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subject_facet Americans -- Europe -- Fiction, Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Europe -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Young women -- Europe -- Fiction
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title The portrait of a lady
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title_full The Portrait of a Lady, The portrait of a lady / Henry James, The portrait of a lady / Henry James ; edited and with an introduction and notes by Philip Horne
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topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
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