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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady( )
Author: James, Henry
Editor: Bradbury, Nicola
Introduction by: Bradbury, Nicola
Series title:Oxford World's Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-283369-3
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $12.95
Book Description:

When Isabel Archer, a young American with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as bright and open. Rejecting suitors who offer her wealth and devotion, she follows her own path, and finds it leads to a dark and constricted future. This is the masterpiece of James's middle period, and Nicola Bradbury's new introduction provides a stimulating way in to this moving novel. The text is that of the New York Edition and includes Henry James's own Preface.

Book Details
Pages:672
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.6 x 3 cm
Book Weight:0.44 Kilograms
Author Biography
James, Henry (Author)
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.

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