Collins Classics : The Portrait of a Lady Paperback
by Henry James
Part of the Collins Classics series
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet.' Isabel Archer is a beautiful, intelligent and independent young woman.
Brought from America to England by her wealthy Aunt who seeks to further her education and find her niece a husband, Isabel is determined to shape her own future - one that does not necessarily entail becoming a wife.
Isabel inherits a fortune when her rich uncle dies and feels even more inclined to turn down two eligible suitors on the basis that she is a woman of her own means.
However, a trip to Italy heralds her downfall when she meets the charming Gilbert Osmond, a worthless, yet ambitious and scheming dilettante.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 768 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007902286