Portrait of a Lady
  • Published:
    1907
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    539
  • Age Level:
    18 & up
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Widely regarded as Henry James's greatest masterpiece, The Portrait of a Lady features one of literature's most magnificent heroines: Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American who becomes a victim of her own provincialism during her travels in Europe.

As the story begins, Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, has turned down two eligible suitors. Her cousin, who is dying of tuberculosis, secretly gives her an inheritance so that she can remain independent and fulfill a grand destiny, but the fortune only leads her to make a tragic choice and many Gilbert Osmond. an American expatriate who lives in Florence. Yet she survives as she begins to realize that true freedom means living with one's choices despite the consequences.

Richly complex and nearly aesthetically perfect, The Portrait of a Lady brilliantly portrays the clash between the innocence and exuberance of the New World and the corruption and wisdom of the Old.




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    • Jun-1956
    • Houghton Mifflin
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0395051061
    • ISBN13: 9780395051061
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    • Dec-1963
    • Signet
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0451522885
    • ISBN13: 9780451522887
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    • Dec-1963
    • Signet
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0451516052
    • ISBN13: 9780451516053
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    • Dec-1963
    • Signet
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0451513622
    • ISBN13: 9780451513625
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    • Dec-1963
    • Signet
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0451511743
    • ISBN13: 9780451511744
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    • Dec-1963
    • Signet
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0451510003
    • ISBN13: 9780451510006
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    • Jan-1975
    • W.W. Norton & Company
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0393043851
    • ISBN13: 9780393043853
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    • Jan-1976
    • A. M. Kelley
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0678028036
    • ISBN13: 9780678028032
    • Library Binding
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    • Jun-1983
    • Modern Library
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0394604326
    • ISBN13: 9780394604329
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    • Jan-1991
    • Everyman's Library
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1857150392
    • ISBN13: 9781857150391
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    • Dec-1991
    • Everyman's Library
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0679405623
    • ISBN13: 9780679405627
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    • May-1995
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0606192107
    • ISBN13: 9780606192101
    • Library Binding
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    • Jan-2004
    • NuVision Publications
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1595471758
    • ISBN13: 9781595471758
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    • Jul-2007
    • Penguin Publishing Group
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1440620806
    • ISBN13: 9781440620805
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    • Jul-2007
    • Random House Publishing Group
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0553903977
    • ISBN13: 9780553903973
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    • Apr-2009
    • OUP Oxford
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0191607622
    • ISBN13: 9780191607622
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    • May-2009
    • The Floating Press
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1775410757
    • ISBN13: 9781775410751
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    • Jun-2009
    • Barnes & Noble
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1411432940
    • ISBN13: 9781411432949
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    • Feb-1989
    • Audio Book Contractors
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 1556858418
    • ISBN13: 9781556858413
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    • Jan-1991
    • Audio Book Contractors
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 1556851316
    • ISBN13: 9781556851315
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    • Nov-1995
    • Highbridge Audio
    • Audio CD (abridged)
    • ISBN: 1565111265
    • ISBN13: 9781565111264
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    • Nov-1995
    • Blackstone Audiobooks
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 0786108991
    • ISBN13: 9780786108992
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    • Dec-1996
    • Penguin Audio
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 0140862870
    • ISBN13: 9780140862874
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    • Jul-1998
    • Penguin Audio
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 0140864512
    • ISBN13: 9780140864519
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    • Sep-1997
    • G.K. Hall & Company
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0783882661
    • ISBN13: 9780783882666
    • Large Print
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    • Jan-2006
    • Echo Library
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1846372925
    • ISBN13: 9781846372926
    • Large Print
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    • Jan-2006
    • Echo Library
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1846372933
    • ISBN13: 9781846372933
    • Large Print

 


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