The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

3.76 (59,843 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$2.53

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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 enjoy the freedom that her fortune has opened up and to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. Beneath his veneer of civilized behaviour, Isabel discovers cruelty and a stifling darkness. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny', Henry James created one of his most magnificent heroines, and a story of intense poignancy.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 36mm | 294.83g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197900
  • 9780141197906
  • 669,321

Looking for beautiful books?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Shop now .

Review quote

"Wanda McCaddon's distinguished British accent provides a smooth narration of one of Henry James's most-loved novels." ---AudioFile ""Wanda McCaddon's distinguished British accent provides a smooth narration of one of Henry James's most-loved novels."" ---AudioFile
show more

About Henry James

American-born writer Henry James (1843-1916) authored 20 novels--including "The Portrait of a Lady," "The Bostonians," and "The Wings of the Dove"--112 stories, 12 plays, and a number of literary criticisms.
Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.
show more

Rating details

59,843 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 28% (16,932)
4 34% (20,513)
3 26% (15,494)
2 8% (4,956)
1 3% (1,948)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X