The Portrait of a Lady

(Classic Fiction)

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| 17 total contributions of which 9 reviews , 8 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
When Isabel Archer, a young American with looks, wit, and imagination, arrives in Europe, she sees the world as "a place of brightness," full of possibility. Rejecting suitors who offer her wealth and devotion, she follows her own path and finds it ...Continua

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.

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 plot,...Continua
Wrote 1/16/12
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
Wrote 2/9/11

cover illustration:
james lavery, _the lady in white_, city of manchester art galleries

Wrote 11/15/10

Ritratto di signora di Henry James (?)

Wrote 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
Pag. 110
Wrote 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
Giulia Di Marco
Wrote 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."
Wrote Jun 16, 2010, 12:42
Leggere tra le righe era più facile che seguire il testo.
Pag. 113
Wrote Jun 16, 2010, 07:47
Il patriottismo è come la carita: ha inizio in casa propria.
Pag. 85

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