The portrait of a lady / Henry James James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James, Henry, 1843-1916
Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character) - Fiction.; Italy - Fiction.; Europe - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction.
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The Portrait of a Lady is considered a masterpiece by critics and fans alike. Set primarily in England and Italy, the novel features a young American woman named Isabel Archer, who''s just inherited a chunk of cash. Though she is escorted by her protective cousin Ralph and her confidante Henrietta Stackpole, Isabel falls into the scheme of two American expats, Madame Merle and Gilbert Osmond. Once they''re on the scene, charming upper crust manners give way to Machiavellian plotting. Like much of James''s work, Portrait of a Lady is long, complex and deep, but it''s a masterfully crafted ta.
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