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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29,143 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gayelene | 2/9/2014

    " A friend recommended this. Loved it! Want to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex | 12/29/2013

    " Excellent work. James, as ever, unearths the deepest of significance within the most subtle social situations - or at least those that appear initially as such. The Portrait of a Lady may not have as nuanced a narrative as the novels of James' later phase, but his craft here is by no means unripe; in fact, I find his plotting in this novel to be more satisfying. James' prose is dense, of course, but the psychologies it illustrates - and the psychologies estimating other psychologies that it depicts - are all the richer as a result; what's more, any feeling of slogging I experienced was entirely justified by the incredible final 80 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary-Jane | 12/27/2013

    " I liked this book, chronicling the life of a lady in England in a previous era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 12/21/2013

    " I enjoyed this book a great deal. This was the first book that I read by Henry James and I found it intriguing. I didn't expect to be so enthralled by the story itself. I wanted to know what the main character, Isabel, was going to do next. I became attached to the characters in the book. I always love to see the customs, traditions and society in earlier times and this is like a snapshot. I would definitely pick up another book by this author. "

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