The Portrait of A Lady

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Portrait of A Lady
 Add a Comment  Add Tags


Series that include this title

Item Details

Penguin Putnam
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 determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences.

Authors: James, Henry, 1843-1916
Statement of Responsibility: Henry James ; edited with an introduction by Geoffrey Moore and notes by Patricia Crick
Title: The portrait of a lady
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, c2003
Characteristics: 656 p. ; 19 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 654-656)
Subject Headings: Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character) Fiction Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Fiction Inheritance and succession Fiction Fathers and daughters Fiction Americans Italy Fiction Married women Fiction Italy Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Topical Term: Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character)
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Inheritance and succession
Fathers and daughters
Married women
LCCN: 2003279060
ISBN: 0141439637
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC J
MARC Display»


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 27, 2012
  • haploU5 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An engaging look at a self-possessed, strong-willed, 19th century woman’s aversion to marriage and consequent loss of identity that seems to be irrevocably intertwined. Treasuring her independence, she visits her grand aunt in Europe and manages to ward off several attractive proposals while absorbing a new culture and making new friends. As she is enjoying her independence, she is innocently coerced into a web of deceit and betrayal that leads her to a great moral struggle that may ultimatley cost her everything.
Truly eloquent; what a pleasurable read!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.


Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at NYPL


Other Formats

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

The Portrait of A Lady
James, Henry, 1843-1916
The Portrait of A Lady

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.

I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further

Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings



Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version draggan_fix Last updated 2014/11/20 11:49