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The portrait of a lady

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Isabel Archer, a young American, accompanies her eccentric aunt to Europe, where her wit and beauty-in addition to her substantial inheritance-quickly attract all manner of eager suitors. But beneath the romantic elegance of salons and ballrooms lies a tangle of treachery, deceit, and suffering. The most enduringly popular of Henry James' novels, The Portrait of a Lady reflects the author's interest in the contrast between the Old and New Worlds. He traces Isabel's progress across England, Paris, Florence, and Rome with trenchant observations on customs and attitudes. The heroine's difficulties in reconciling her personal liberty with social propriety express James' shrewd appraisals of the naivete and nobility of the American character, as well as his views on the subtle refinements and conventionality of European culture. A gripping exploration of the clash between freedom and responsibility, this novel offers an accessible entree into the work of Henry James.
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9780451530523
9781625584991
9781606408094
9780486114613
9781400126972
9781633796911
9781909676190
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title The portrait of a lady
title_display The portrait of a lady
title_full The Portrait of a Lady, The Portrait of a Lady [eBook], The portrait of a lady / Henry James ; with an introduction by Regina Barreca ; a new afterword by Colm Tóibín, The portrait of a lady [electronic resource] / Henry James
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