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The Portrait of a Lady


The Portrait of a Lady



von: Henry James

3,49 €

Verlag: Vintage Digital
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 04.09.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781407015866
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 624

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Beschreibungen

Isabel Archer's main aim in life is to protect her independence. She is not interested in settling down and compromising her freedom for the sake of marriage. However, on a trip around Europe with her aunt, she finds herself captivated by the charming Gilbert Osmond, who is very interested in the idea of adding Isabel to his collection of beautiful artworks...
"Subtle and sophisticated and concerned with psychological nuance and social acceptability"
'Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry' Graham Greene
Henry James was born on 15th April 1843 in Washington Place, New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a youth travelled between Europe and America and studied with tutors in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna and Bonn. He briefly and unsuccessfully studied law at Harvard but decided he preferred reading and writing fiction to studying law. His first novel, Watch and Ward, was published in 1871 after first appearing serially in Atlantic Monthly. After a brief period in Paris, James moved first to London and then later to Rye in Sussex. He became a British citizen in 1915 to declare his loyalty to his adopted country as well as to protest against America's refusal to enter the war on behalf of Britain. Henry James was a prolific writer and critic and from around 1875 until his death he maintained a strenuous schedule of publications in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, literary criticism, travel writing, biography and autobiography. He died in 1916.

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