ISBN 9780141439631,Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady


Henry James

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ISBN 9780141439631

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9780141439631

ISBN-10 0141439637


Number of Pages 656 Pages
Language (English)


When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. It is only when she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the cultivated but worthless Gilbert Osmond that she discovers that wealth is a two-edged sword and that there is a price to be paid for independence. With its subtle delineation of American characters in a European setting, Portrait of a Lady is one of the most accomplished and popular of Henry James's early novels.