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  • Published: 12 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141441269
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768
  • RRP: $17.99

The Portrait of a Lady




A new edition of Henry James's great masterpiece about a spirited young American in Europe, edited by Philip Horne

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 her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny', Henry James created one of his most magnificent heroines, and a story of intense poignancy.

  • Published: 12 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141441269
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768
  • RRP: $17.99

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