Henry James (1843-1916) spent his early life in America, but often traveled with his celebrated family to Europe
Henry James (1843-1916) spent his early life in America, but often traveled with his celebrated family to Europe. After briefly attending Harvard, he began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines. Later, he visited Europe and began Roderick Hudson. His other famous works include The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject.
The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who, in "confronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming.
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The Portrait of a Lady" was, like "Roderick Hudson," begun in Florence,during three months spent there in the spring of 1879. Like "Roderick"and like "The American," it had been designed for publication in "TheAtlantic Monthly," where it began to appear in 1880.
Henry James’s novel The Portrait of a Lady opens at Gardencourt, the country home of Mr. Touchett. Mr. Touchettand his son, Ralph, are having tea with his friend Lord Warburton when Mrs. Touchett returns home from America. She has their niece Isabel Archer with her. Isabel is a young woman recently orphaned.
The Portrait of a Lady is Henry James’s classic novel featuring the strong and spirited Isabel Archer, the embodiment of women’s independence and strength. The heroine of this powerful novel, often considered James’s greatest work, is the vivacious young American Isabel Archer. Blessed by nature and fortune, she journeys to Europe to seek the full realization of her potential-or in modern terms, to find herself -but what awaits her there may prove to be her undoing.
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The portrait of a lady. The Venetian footfall and the Venetian cry-all talk there, wherever uttered, having the pitch of a call across the water-come in once more at the window, renewing one's old impression of the delighted senses and the divided, frustrated mind.