Portrait of a Lady

ISBN-10: 0618107355
ISBN-13: 9780618107353
Edition: 2001
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Description: By using the 1882 edition of The Portrait of a Lady, the text reflects more clearly the culture from and to which it was written. A significant number of fairly contemporary materials deal with etiquette/behavior, conceptions of the American girl  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 4/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.35" wide x 8.10" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

By using the 1882 edition of The Portrait of a Lady, the text reflects more clearly the culture from and to which it was written. A significant number of fairly contemporary materials deal with etiquette/behavior, conceptions of the American girl and the American woman, discussions of Americans (especially girls/women) living abroad, and international marriages. Magazine and newspapers articles of the period also help to place Isabel Archer in a historical context. The volume includes reprints of contemporary reviews, emphasizing those that found the ending of the novel perplexing.

Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

The Portrait of a Lady
The Cultural Matrix American Manners and European Travel
""Chaperons""
""Traveling Manners""
From ""Good Form"" in England Americans Abroad
""Fast Travel and Fast Life,"" New York Times [untitled editorial], New York Times
""Some Americans Who Travel""
""American Women Abroad""
""Americans Abroad,"" New York Times
""American Beauty Abroad,"" New York Times I.M.
""The American Colony in France"" [Henry James] ""Americans

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