The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel about a privileged Victorian woman, Isabel Archer, and how her life evolves due to the choices she makes. Isabel is from a genteel family of Albany, New York who comes of age in the late 1860s. Independent and educated for her time, she had been raised by her father after the early death of her mother. Isabel is very bright and intimidates the young men around her; she has one serious suitor, Caspar Goodwood, a man with very good prospects, whom she spurns.

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James Summary

When Isabel Archer, a young American with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as "a place of brightness," full of possibility. Rejecting suitors who offer her wealth and devotion, she follows her own path and finds it leads to a dark and constricted future. The Portrait of a Lady is the masterpiece of James's middle period, and Isabel is his most engaging central character. This edition provides a new introduction and notes, and includes Henry James's own Preface.

Relationships in Henry James "Portrait of a Lady"

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Relationships in Henry James "Portrait of a Lady" by Kathrin Hüttlin Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, course: Hauptseminar "Henry James," language: English, abstract: In Henry James' realist novel The Portrait of a Lady not love but apparently the international theme is the main topic. The international theme mirrored in the portrait of Isabel Archer and her journey from America to England, to Europe. But if the reader has a closer look to the interpretation of the text, he will find out that James has made his work more complex. The international theme and love are strongly intertwined; both themes, in a way, influence each other. James has established several different relationships between men and women in his work. By close reading, the reader will discover that there is hardly a page in the book which is not filled with aspects of or allusions to romantic or interpersonal conversations or interactions between or about two potential lovers. According to Borchers, Henry James' attitude towards women and towards marriage itself reveals that we may not expect a modern novel about marriage (116). Because Henry James has already abolished the traditional style of matrimonial novel writing which originally ends with the engagement or the marriage of the heroine, Borchers names The Portrait of a Lady the predecessor of the modern novel about marriage matters (116). So, in the novel, not only aspects of traditional marriage structures but also problems and forms of how to avoid the bond of matrimony are discussed. In The Portrait of a Lady, there is hardly a chance for love between men and women to be lived, neither in legitimate relationships, in illegitimate relationships, nor in alternative relationships.

New Essays on 'The Portrait of a Lady'

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New Essays on 'The Portrait of a Lady' by Joel Porte,Emory Elliot Summary

The Portrait of a Lady is arguably Henry James' most appealing and accessible novel. The introduction to this volume of specially written essays situates the novel in its cultural and historical context and discusses the important revisions that James later made to the text. The essays that follow address the novel's place in the tradition of modern narrative, its relation to popular women's fiction on the question of marriage, the influence of Henry James' brother William, and the character of the heroine seen from a psychoanalytic point of view.

A Psychological Analysis of Henry James' the Portrait of a Lady

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A Psychological Analysis of Henry James' the Portrait of a Lady by Dr. Claudine L. Maria-Julia Boros Summary

The author of over twenty novels, twelve plays, and one hundred and twelve short stories, Henry James (1843-1916) is the acknowledged "Father of the Psychological Novel." With his seminal masterpiece, The Portrait of A Lady (1881), he ushered in the birth of what was to be the emergence of psychological fiction. Although a steady progression of other great novels and works would follow this one, it is this work, therefore, that will be the focus of the present study.

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The Portrait of a Lady (一位女士的畫像)

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The Portrait of a Lady (一位女士的畫像) by Henry James Summary

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.' Isabel Archer is a beautiful, intelligent and independent young woman. Brought from America to England by her wealthy Aunt who seeks to further her education and find her niece a husband, Isabel is determined to shape her own future - one that does not necessarily entail becoming a wife. Isabel inherits a fortune when her rich uncle dies and feels even more inclined to turn down two eligible suitors on the basis that she is a woman of her own means. However, a trip to Italy heralds her downfall when she meets the charming Gilbert Osmond, a worthless, yet ambitious and scheming dilettante.

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Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady by Sir William Golding Summary

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.

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The Portrait of a Lady by Khushwant Singh Summary

'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 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 -India Today His Stories Are Better Than [Those Of] Any Indian Writing In English-Times Of 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

The Portrait of a Lady/The Turn of the Screw

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The Portrait of a Lady by Laura Jones Summary

A screenplay of THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, published to tie-in with the film version. Introduction by Jane Campion.

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The Portrait of a Lady by Lyall Harris Powers Summary

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

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Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady by Harold Bloom Summary

Presents biographical information on Henry James, and offers a thematic and structural analysis of his work, "The Portrait of a Lady," with extracts from major critical essays

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The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New WORLD and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal. Henry James (1843–1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

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