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- ISBN: 9780553903973 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0553903977 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 9780553903973 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- ISBN: 0553903977 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 628 pages).
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Classic, 
|General Note:|| "This edition is reprinted from the New York edition (1908-1909)"--T.p. verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -628).
|Summary, etc.:|| 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's 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 American, 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 interior drama of the forming of a woman's consciousness makes The portrait of a lady a masterpiece of James's middle years.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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