The portrait of a Lady Volume 1 by Henry James.
Mrs. Osmond: A novel
Eager but naïve, in james’s novel isabel comes into a large, penniless, unforeseen inheritance and marries the charming, and—as Isabel finds out too late—cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond. In Mrs. Osmond would have thrilled James himself. Here banville imagines isabel’s second chapter telling the story of a woman reawakened by grief and the knowledge that she has been grievously wronged, and determined to resume her quest for freedom and independence.
A masterly novel of betrayal, corruption, and moral ambiguity, Mrs. Osmond, john banville continues the story of Isabel Archer, the young protagonist of Henry James’s beloved The Portrait of a Lady.
THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY illustrated 1908 edition, complete, and unabridged
Not even a passionate embrace with the manly Caspar Goodwood is there a sexier kiss in all of literature? can make her change her mind and renounce her duty. Lisa allardice, the guardianthe portrait of the laDY is one of the greatest novels of all time in a beautifully presented edition specially designed for kindle.
. So begins “the portrait of a lady, ” and its opening chords, quiet as they are, have almost no match in English-speaking literature. Anthony lane, the new yorker“one of the most enthralling and enchanting novels that I've read in a long, long time. Christopher H. The portrait of a lady is Henry James's most famous work, and Isabel Archer his most famous heroine.
This is James at his best. Litlovers“the story of a young american woman "affronting her destiny", James endows his heroine with every possibility for freedom and happiness — an inheritance, independence of mind and beauty — only for her to become trapped by the Machiavellian Madame Merle and the sinister Osmond.
This is henry james’ masterpiece which will stay with you forever. The definitive edition of the portrait of a lady-illustrated with beautiful vintage images from the life and times of Henry James-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly-This is the definitive 1908 text revised by the author himself“One of the thousand novels everyone must read.
The guardian“and I have never read anything as beautiful as that.
The Wings of the Dove: With 11 Illustrations and a Free Audio Link.
First published in 1902. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. Milly is based on minny temple 1845–1870, James' beloved cousin who died from tuberculosis. In 1998, the modern library ranked the wings of the Dove 26th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The wings of the dove has one of the strongest critical positions of any of James' works. Highlights of this edition are:•11 illustrations and photos. A free web link to the full-length audio recording of the book – to either listen to online, or download. It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your kindle reader.
An active easy to use table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the kindle “go to” feature. Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with kindle’s Text-to-Speech features. Plus, about the Author section. 851 pages in the kindle format for a very low price. This book is unabridged and appears as it was first intended.
. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her.
The Golden Bowl
The golden bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. Henry james, new york, born april 15, New York, 1843, U. S. Died february 28, london, 1916, england, american novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in the transatlantic culture.
When william dean howells became editor of The Atlantic Monthly, James found in him a friend and mentor who published him regularly. His fundamental theme was the innocence and exuberance of the new world in clash with the corruption and wisdom of the Old, The Bostonians 1886, as illustrated in such works as Daisy Miller 1879, The Portrait of a Lady 1881, and The Ambassadors 1903.
Henry james was named for his father, a prominent social theorist and lecturer, and was the younger brother of the pragmatist philosopher William James. In 1878 he achieved international renown with his story of an American flirt in Rome, Daisy Miller, and further advanced his reputation with The Europeans that same year.
. There had to be also the traditional “grand tour, ” and James went abroad for his first adult encounter with Europe in 1869. By nature he was friendly and even gregarious, until late middle age, he tended, while he was an active observer and participant in society, but, to be “distant” in his relations with people and was careful to avoid “involvement.
Much as he liked france, james felt that he would be an eternal outsider there, and late in 1876 he crossed to London. The golden bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James.
The ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review. Henry james, new york, born april 15, 1843, New York, U. S. Died february 28, as a naturalized english citizen from 1915, American novelist and, England, London, 1916, a great figure in the transatlantic culture.
There had to be also the traditional “grand tour, ” and James went abroad for his first adult encounter with Europe in 1869. When william dean howells became editor of The Atlantic Monthly, James found in him a friend and mentor who published him regularly. His year’s wandering in england, France, and Italy set the stage for a lifetime of travel in those countries.
Critics, however, deplored his tendency to write of the life of the mind, rather than of action. On the eve of the american civil war, rhode island, and later in Boston, and there, the James family settled at Newport, Henry came to know New England intimately. In 1878 he achieved international renown with his story of an American flirt in Rome, Daisy Miller, and further advanced his reputation with The Europeans that same year.
. James’s apprenticeship was thorough. The young henry was a shy, book-addicted boy who assumed the role of quiet observer beside his active elder brother. They were taken abroad as infants, were schooled by tutors and governesses, and spent their preadolescent years in Manhattan.
The novel is set in the fictitious midlands town of Middlemarch during 1829–32, 1and it comprises several distinct though intersecting stories and a large cast of characters. Middlemarch, a study of provincial life is a novel by the English author George Eliot, first published in eight installments volumes during 1871–72.
In addition, the work incorporates contemporary medical science and examines the deeply reactionary mindset found within a settled community facing the prospect of unwelcome change. Eliot began writing the two pieces that would eventually form Middlemarch during the years 1869–70 and completed the novel in 1871.
Although the first reviews were mixed, it is now widely regarded as her best work and one of the greatest novels written in English. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, religion, hypocrisy, idealism, political reform, self-interest, and education. Although containing comical elements, middlemarch is a work of realism that refers to many historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, the beginnings of the railways, the death of King George IV, and the succession of his brother, the Duke of Clarence the future King William IV.
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A satirical masterpiece, vanity fair was #14 on the guardian’s list of the 100 Best Novels and #122 in the BBC’s “Big Read” poll for the UK’s best-loved novel. Ruthless and cunning, becky may have been born in a lower class, but now that she’s graduated from school, she’s ready to climb up to a better life—and do whatever it takes to get there.
She may have mastered music, and embroidery like any young woman of her class, dancing, but she utterly lacks a backbone. It has inspired numerous adaptations, from early silent films to a 2004 movie by Mira Nair starring Reese Witherspoon as Becky. Together these friends navigate the perils of Regency society as they search for love and happiness.
Social battles are waged against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and when the smoke finally clears, there’s no telling who will come out victorious. Her friend Emmy, however, is the opposite. This classic story of two nineteenth-century social climbers is the basis for countless films and TV series, and one of the UK’s “Best-Loved Novels.
Before the real housewives, there were Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley.
Unhappy in her marriage to a good-hearted but dull village doctor, Emma Bovary yearns for a more glamorous life. Flaubert captures every step of this catastrophe with sharp-eyed detail and a wonderfully subtle understanding of human emotions. The novel’s subject, and its technique, the life of a very ordinary woman, the amassing of precise detail, make Madame Bovary one of the crowning works in the development of the novel.
Disenchanted with her husband and seeking an escape from their dull marriage she is soon tempted into a brief romantic liaison with another man. In her quest to realize her dreams Emma takes a lover, Rodolphe, and begins a devastating spiral into deceit and despair.
She suffers misery and frustration, and Shirley has her own ideas about the man she will choose to marry. A mill-owner, robert moore, is determined to introduce new machinery despite fierce opposition from his workers; he ignores their suffering, and puts his own life at risk . Robert sees marriage to the wealthy Shirley Keeldar as the solution to his difficulties, but he loves his cousin Caroline.
Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. The friendship between the two women, is at the heart of this compelling novel, and the contrast between their situations, which is suffused with Bront":'s deep yearning for an earlier time.
About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Shirley is charlotte Bront:e e's only historical novel and her most topical one. Written at a time of social unrest, it is set during the period of the Napoleonic Wars, when economic hardship led to riots in the woollen district of Yorkshire.