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The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

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Description:

The Portrait of a Lady is the most stunning achievement of Henry James's early period-in the 1860s and '70s, when he was transforming himself from a talented young American into a resident of Europe, a citizen of the world, and one of the greatest novelists of modern times. A kind of delight at the success of this transformation informs this masterpiece. When Isabel Archer, a young American woman with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as "a place of brightness, of free expression, of irresistible action." She turns aside from suitors who offer her their wealth and devotion to follow her own path. But that way leads to disillusionment and a future as constricted as "a dark narrow alley with a dead wall at the end." In one of the most moving conclusions in modern fiction, Isabel makes her final choice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

21h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

38:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:56


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:32


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

21:34


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:49


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:21


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

13:22


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

24:20


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

14:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

23:07


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

31:05


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

19:28


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

30:33


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

23:43


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

14:06


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

32:33


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

45:06


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

29:19


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

14:15


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

36:41


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

19:10


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

30:42


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

12:21


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

30:08


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

23:33


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

13:14


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

19:23


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

12:06


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

16:39


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

14:36


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

14:23


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

19:59


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

17:51


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

22:47


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

23:02


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

27:06


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

29:29


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

18:04


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

31:29


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

23:28


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

30:36


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

23:21


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

21:59


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

29:46


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

33:11


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

27:16


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

17:14


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

33:40


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

23:36


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

17:39


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

23:23


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

30:44