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The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

The American lady in the title of this masterpiece, Isabel Archer; beautiful, young and spirited, visits her wealthy relatives in England, rejects marriage proposals by two more or less worthy suitors, inherits a fortune and then is manipulated into marriage to one of the most cruel creatures imaginable: Gilbert Osmond...This is just scratching the surface of this colossal, monumental work; so rich in both its prose, its characters and its many, many themes. A few of the major ones being love, death, personal responsibility, personal identity, freedom, ethics or (lack thereof) and the New world versus the Old world. This work (its story takes place mostly in England and Italy) finds new admirers from generation to generation...

The American lady in the title of this masterpiece, Isabel Archer; beautiful, young and spirited, visits her wealthy relatives in England, rejects marriage proposals by two more or less worthy suitors, inherits a fortune and then is manipulated into marriage to one of the most cruel creatures imaginable: Gilbert Osmond...This is just scratching the surface of this colossal, monumental work; so rich in both its prose, its characters and its many, many themes. A few of the major ones being love, death, personal responsibility, personal identity, freedom, ethics or (lack thereof) and the New world versus the Old world. This work (its story takes place mostly in England and Italy) finds new admirers from generation to generation...
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The American lady in the title of this masterpiece, Isabel Archer; beautiful, young and spirited, visits her wealthy relatives in England, rejects marriage proposals by two more or less worthy suitors, inherits a fortune and then is manipulated into marriage to one of the most cruel creatures imaginable: Gilbert Osmond...This is just scratching the surface of this colossal, monumental work; so rich in both its prose, its characters and its many, many themes. A few of the major ones being love, death, personal responsibility, personal identity, freedom, ethics or (lack thereof) and the New world versus the Old world. This work (its story takes place mostly in England and Italy) finds new admirers from generation to generation...

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alice Johnson

Length:

23h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

48:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

43:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

18:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

24:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

36:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

27:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

33:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:19


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

36:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

30:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

36:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

26:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

26:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

34:57