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Portrait of a Lady

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ISBN-10: 0679405623

ISBN-13: 9780679405627

Edition: N/A

Authors: Henry James, Peter Washington

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The Portrait of a Ladyis 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.  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.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/26/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

Peter Washington has edited several Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Letters, and The Roman Poets.