The Portrait of a Lady
James, Henry 
Collins Classics   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Fiction
BIC Subjects: General & literary fiction
      Classic fiction
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: HarperPress
Publication Date: 8/12/2011
Place of Publication: United Kingdom


 Synopsis  Information
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.