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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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subject_facet Americans -- Europe -- Fiction, Americans -- Europe. -- Fiction, Americans -- Italy -- Fiction, Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic relations -- England -- Fiction, Europe -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Italy -- Fiction, Married women -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Young women -- Europe -- Fiction
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title_full The Portrait of A Lady, 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, The portrait of a lady / Henry James ; introduction by Anita Brookner ; notes by Pierre A. Walker, The portrait of a lady / Henry James ; with an introduction by Gabriel Brownstein ; notes by Mary Cregan
title_short The portrait of a lady
topic_facet Americans, Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character), Classic Literature, Domestic relations, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Inheritance and succession, Married women, Romance, Social life and customs, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Young women