The Portrait of a Lady audiobook

The Portrait of a Lady audiobook
by Henry James (1843-1916)

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan’s Magazine in 1880-1881 and then as a book in 1881. It is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who “affronts her destiny” and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James’s novels, it is set mostly in Europe, notably England and Italy.

Generally regarded as the masterpiece of his early phase of writing, this novel reflects James’s absorbing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, betrayal, and sexuality.
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The Portrait of a Lady
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1st US edition
Author Henry James
Country United Kingdom, United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Company,Boston
Macmillan and Co., London
Publication date 29 October 1881 (Houghton)
16 November 1881 (Macmillan)
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages Houghton: 520
Macmillan: volume one, 266; volume two, 253; volume three, 248