The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 288
ISBN: BML:37001105362789
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Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, "affront her destiny." James began "The Portrait of a Lady" without a plot or subject, only the slim but provocative notion of a young woman taking control of her fate. The result is a richly imagined study of an American heiress who turns away her suitors in an effort to first establish--and then protect--her independence. But Isabel's pursuit of spiritual freedom collapses when she meets the captivating Gilbert Osmond. "James's formidable powers of observation, his stance as a kind of bachelor recorder of human doings in which he is not involved," writes Hortense Calisher, "make him a first-class documentarian, joining him to that great body of storytellers who amass what formal history cannot."

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781497684249
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Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Henry James’s beloved novel about a young woman’s search for freedom in a world that seeks to tie her to convention In the wake of her father’s death, young Isabel Archer decides to travel to England to visit her aunt, leaving behind the life set out for her in America and spurning the romantic overtures of her Bostonian suitor. At her aunt’s country estate, Isabel is determined to plot a new course unburdened by routine. But, prodded by convention at every turn, Isabel makes a decision that not only undermines her longing for independence, but may seal her fate forever. Among one of Henry James’s most timeless works, The Portrait of a Lady is a rich and nuanced depiction of human psychology and the tension between the pull of social norms and the desire for autonomy. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Portrait Of A Lady

Portrait Of A Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 546
ISBN: 8124800014
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Portrait of a Lady (1881) is Henry James's early novel of psychological realism, in which various types of American character are transplanted into the European environment.Upon her father's death, the high-minded heroine Isabela Archer is visited by

The Portrait of a Lady Illustrated

The Portrait of a Lady Illustrated
Author: Henry James
Pages: 818
ISBN: 9798727767924
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Release: 2021-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Khushwant Singh
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9788184759044
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Release: 2009-02-20
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘A Khushwant Singh short story is not flamboyant but modest, restrained, well-crafted...Perhaps his greatest gift as a writer is a wonderful particularity of description’—London Magazine Khushwant Singh first established his reputation as a writer through the short story. His stories—wry, poignant, erotic and, above all, human—bear testimony to Khushwant Singh’s remarkable range and his ability to create an unforgettable PBI - World. Spanning over half a century, this volume contains all the short stories Khushwant Singh has ever written, including the delightfully tongue-in-cheek ‘The Maharani of Chootiapuram’, written in 2008. ‘Khushwant’s stories enthrall...[He has]an ability akin to that of Somerset Maugham...the ability to entertain intelligently’—PBI - India Today ‘His stories are better than [those of] any PBI - Indian writing in English—Times of PBI - India ‘The Collected Short Stories leaves the reader in a delightful, inebriated trance’—Sunday Chronicle ‘He is not an ordinary short story writer...[Collected Stories] is delightful reading’—Hindustan Times

Mrs Osmond

Mrs  Osmond
Author: John Banville
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101972892
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Mrs. Osmond, John Banville continues the story of Isabel Archer, the young protagonist of Henry James's beloved The Portrait of a Lady. Eager but naïve, in James's novel Isabel comes into a large, unforeseen inheritance and marries the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond. Here Banville imagines Isabel's second chapter telling the story of a woman reawakened by grief and the knowledge that she has been grievously wronged, and determined to resume her quest for freedom and independence. A masterly novel of betrayal, corruption, and moral ambiguity, Mrs. Osmond would have thrilled James himself.

Portrait of a Novel Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

Portrait of a Novel  Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece
Author: Michael Gorra
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780871403285
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Release: 2012-08-27
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel. Henry James (1843–1916) has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American progenitor of the modern novel, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady (1881). Gorra, an eminent literary critic, shows how this novel—the scandalous story of the expatriate American heiress Isabel Archer—came to be written in the first place. Traveling to Florence, Rome, Paris, and England, Gorra sheds new light on James’s family, the European literary circles—George Eliot, Flaubert, Turgenev—in which James made his name, and the psychological forces that enabled him to create this most memorable of female protagonists. Appealing to readers of Menand’s The Metaphysical Club and McCullough’s The Greater Journey, Portrait of a Novel provides a brilliant account of the greatest American novel of expatriate life ever written. It becomes a piercing detective story on its own.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9783732694051
Available:
Release: 2018-05-23
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

New Essays on The Portrait of a Lady

New Essays on  The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Joel Porte,Emory Elliot
Pages: 166
ISBN: 052134753X
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Release: 1990-01-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of essays on Henry James's most appealing and accessible novel.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 647
ISBN: 0393938530
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Release: 2018
Editor: Norton Critical Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition includes:* The New York Edition of the novel, accompanied by Michael Gorra's introduction and explanatory footnotes.* Background and contextual materials centering on James as a writer, The Portrait of a Lady in revision, and reviews of the novel by James's contemporaries.* Seven important critical essays, chosen for their accessibility.* A Chronology and Suggestions for Further Reading.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady
Author: Diane A. S. Stuckart
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1101014601
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Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The legendary Renaissance man and amateur sleuth is back in this exciting follow-up to The Queen's Gambit. As court engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci turns his superior mind to a variety of pursuits-from painting to solving the occasional murder. After the deaths of two female servants, Leonardo asks his apprentice, Dino, to go undercover disguised as a woman in the service of the Duke's ward, Contessa Caterina. This should be easy enough, given that "Dino" is in reality Delfina, a young woman masquerading as a boy to serve as Leonardo's apprentice. Delfina is soon torn between her loyalty to Leonardo and her growing feelings for Gregorio, the handsome captain of the Duke's guard. But if what the Contessa's tarot cards foretold is correct, Delfina might be destined to lose her heart...and perhaps her life.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Julia Rayer Rolfe,John Singer Sargent,National Gallery of Scotland
Pages: 95
ISBN: UCSD:31822025719006
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Release: 1997
Editor: Antique Collectors Club Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a celebration of the famous painting which launched Sargent as a fashionable portrait painter and made Lady Agnew's name as a society celebrity. The story of Sargent and Lady Agnew is recounted in the essay and catalogue by Julia Rayer Rolfe, Librarian at the National Gallery of Scotland. Three leading scholars in the fields of fine art, history and music have contributed essays which serve to put the portrait into a wider context: Kenneth McConkey, Professor of Art History at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle; David Cannadine, Professor of History at Columbia University, New York, and Wilfrid Mellers, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of York.

Henry James s The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James s The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Sir William Golding
Pages: 171
ISBN: UOM:39015012311885
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Release: 1987
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brings together the best criticism yet devoted to The Portrait of a Lady--analyzes James's high mode of comedy, explores the Portrait's relation to Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, examines the thematic changes brought about by James's 1908 revision, and presents an acute and advanced rehetorical analysis of the novel's allegories.

Group Portrait with Lady

Group Portrait with Lady
Author: Heinrich Boll
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9781935554332
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Release: 2011
Editor: Melville House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leni Pfeiffer is a war widow who, with her neighbors, is fighting the demolition of the Cologne apartment building in which they reside. Leni and her illegitimate son Lev become the nexus of Cologne's counterculture; they spurn the prevailing work ethic and assail the dehumanization of life under capitalism.

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Lyall Harris Powers
Pages: 124
ISBN: 0805785507
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Release: 1991
Editor: Twayne Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Portrait of a Lady: Maiden, Woman, and Herione Lyall H. Powers provides an explication of and a tribute to James's masterpiece.

The Widows of Eastwick

The Widows of Eastwick
Author: John Updike
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307270535
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Release: 2008-10-21
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More than three decades after the events described in The Witches of Eastwick, Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie—widowed, aging, and with their occult powers fading—return for the summer to the Rhode Island town where they once made piquant scandal and sometimes deadly mischief. But what was then a center of license and liberation is now a “haven of wholesomeness” populated by hockey moms and househusbands primly rebelling against their absent, reckless, self-involved parents. With spirits still free but energy waning, the three women reconstitute their coven to confront not only this youthful counterspell of propriety but also the enmity of those longtime townsfolk who, through their youthful witchery, they irreparably harmed. In this wise and wicked satire on the way we make peace with our pasts, John Updike proves himself a wizard on every page.

Due Considerations

Due Considerations
Author: John Updike
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780307555809
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Release: 2008-12-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each.” This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson Whitehead, and Margaret Atwood. He visits China, goes to art exhibitions, provides a whimsical and insightful list of “Ten Epochal Moments in the American Libido,” and shares his thoughts on the fall of the Twin Towers, which he witnessed from a tenth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. John Updike was always more than simply one of America’s most acclaimed novelists; he was also, as the Los Angeles Times noted in appraising this volume, “one of the best essayists and critics this country has produced.”

The Portrait of a Lady Volume 3

The Portrait of a Lady Volume 3
Author: Henry James
Pages: 270
ISBN: 1356465927
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Release: 2016-05-12
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Portrait Of A Lady

The Portrait Of A Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1414227175
Available:
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: IndyPublish.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9783732694044
Available:
Release: 2018-05-23
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James