Book Reviews of Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady
Portrait of a Lady
Author: Henry James
ISBN-13: 9780760702352
ISBN-10: 0760702357
Publication Date: 1/1/1996
Pages: 584
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Barnes and Noble Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Considered by many to be the classic novelist's greatest work. Includes black-and-white photos of the 1996 film starring Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich.
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Henry James' best work.Made into a movie starring Nicole Kidman, John Malkovic and Barbara Hershey.
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A true classic.
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I enjoyed this book...great descriptions of the Victorian American scene in NYC.
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A masterpiece.
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"Capturing the grandeur of a gracious, splendid Europe of wealth and Old World sensibilities, this glorious, complex novel has become a touchstone for a great writer's entire literary achievement. From the opening pages, when the high-spirited American girl Isabel Archer arrives at the English manor Gardencourt, James' luminous, superbly crafted prose creates an atmosphere of intensity, expectation, and incomparable beauty. Isabel, who has been taken abroad by an eccentric aunt to fulfill her potential, attracts the passions of a British aristocrat and a brash America, as well as the secret adoration of her invalid cousin, Ralph Touchett. But her vulnerability and innocence lead her not to love but to a fatal entrapment in intrigue, deception, and betrayal. This brilliant interiro drama of the forming of a woman's consciousness makes [this book] a masterpiece of James' middle years." -- back cover
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Loved it!
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unabridged version
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I guess they call it a classic for a reason. Not a feel good Jane Austin type; much darker than that. A good read, but I'm sure many reviewers could (and have) give it the justice due.
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very interesting book.Enjoyed reading it.
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A book I had to read for english lit class in college, I really enjoyed it!