The Portrait of a Lady

Ranked #69 in Penguin Classics, Ranked #88 in American Literaturesee more rankings.

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Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Reading Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a...

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Katie Kitamura Marriage as a social institution, marriage as a form of power—these are at the heart of the story here. (Source)

Salley Vickers The lesson here is that however much freedom you think you have, you haven’t really got it if your instincts are not free. (Source)

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