The Portrait of a Lady

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An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes ut ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/01/16
Honestly, I expected more. I think the novel is extremely long and boring... the author could have told the whole story using less pages. Moreover, it seems the typical story about a woman who wants to break the limits of society.
Ha scritto il 02/10/12
One of the best books I've ever read. I really loved it even though I took a very long time to read it, but I meant to enjoy it deeply; and I even menaged to adore it!
I don't know what the first thing that stuck me about this book was, but the
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 16/01/12
Isabel Archer was a young person of many theories; her imagination was remarkably active. It had been her fortune to possess a finer mind than most of the persons among whom her lot was cast; to have a larger perception of surrounding facts and t ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 09/02/11
cover illustration: james lavery, _the lady in white_, city of manchester art galleries
Ha scritto il 15/11/10
Ritratto di signora di Henry James (?)

Ha scritto il Mar 02, 2016, 11:14
Most women did with themselves nothing at all; they waited, in attitudes more or less gracefully passive, for a man to come that way and furnish them with a destiny. Isabel's originality was that she gave one an impression of having intentions of her ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Feb 18, 2016, 10:55
Living as he now lived was like reading a good book in a poor translation—a meagre entertainment for a young man who felt that he might have been an excellent linguist
Pag. 94
Ha scritto il Jan 06, 2016, 17:55
"Ah, things are always different from what they might be. If you wait for them to change you'll never do anything."
Ha scritto il Jun 16, 2010, 12:42
Leggere tra le righe era più facile che seguire il testo.
Pag. 113
Ha scritto il Jun 16, 2010, 07:47
Il patriottismo è come la carita: ha inizio in casa propria.
Pag. 85

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