The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

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One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, “affront her destiny.” James began The Portrait of a Lady without a plot or subject, only the slim but provocative notion of a young woman taking control of her fate. The result is a richly imagined study of an American heiress who turns away her suitors in an effort to first establish—and then protect—her independence.… (mehr)


Sprache: Englisch

Veröffentlicht in: 1881

Wortanzahl: 223.843 Wörter (≈ etwa 15 Stunden)


Urheberrechte: Gemeinfreiheit

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