The Portrait of A LadyeBook - 1998
When Isabel Archer, a young American woman with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as ""a place of brightness, of free expression, of irresistible action."" She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as ""a dark narrow alley with a dead wall at the end."" In one of the most moving conclusions in modern fiction, Isabel makes her final choice.
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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 suito... Read More »
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 wo... Read More »
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