The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated)

Author: Henry James

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Category: Fiction

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. Henry James (1843–1916) was an Anglo-American writer who spent the bulk of his career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. Story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, a beautiful, intelligent, and headstrong American girl newly endowed with wealth and embarked in Europe on a treacherous journey to self-knowledge, is delineated with a magnificence that is at once casual and tense with force and insight. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Regarded as a masterpiece, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal. Adapted for the screen in 1968 and 1996 with Nicole Kidman.

The Portrait of a Lady Annotated

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Author: Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest.The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who, "affronting her destiny,"[1] finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, [2] this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal

The Portrait of a Lady

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Author: Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest.The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who, in "confronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal.

The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated - Includes Essay and Biography)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Golgotha Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel about a privileged Victorian woman, Isabel Archer, and how her life evolves due to the choices she makes. Isabel is from a genteel family of Albany, New York who comes of age in the late 1860s. Independent and educated for her time, she had been raised by her father after the early death of her mother. Isabel is very bright and intimidates the young men around her; she has one serious suitor, Caspar Goodwood, a man with very good prospects, whom she spurns.

The Portrait of a Lady (Annotated)

Author: Henry James Shakespeare

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One of the great heroines of American literature, Isabel Archer, journeys to Europe in order to, as Henry James writes in his 1908 Preface, "affront her destiny." James began The Portrait of a Lady without a plot or subject, only the slim but provocative notion of a young woman taking control of her fate. The result is a richly imagined study of an American heiress who turns away her suitors in an effort to first establish-and then protect-her independence. But Isabel's pursuit of spiritual freedom collapses when she meets the captivating Gilbert Osmond. "James's formidable powers of observation, his stance as a kind of bachelor recorder of human doings in which he is not involved," writes Hortense Calisher, "make him a first-class documentarian, joining him to that great body of storytellers who amass what formal history cannot."

The Portrait of a Lady

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Author: Henry James

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Upon the death of her father, Isabel Archer had been visited by her aunt, Mrs. Touchett, who considers her so attractive that she decides to give her the advantage of a more cosmopolitan experience. Isabel is quickly carried off to Europe so she might see something of the world of culture and fashion. On the day the two women arrive at the Touchett home in England, Isabel's sickly young cousin, Ralph Touchett, and his father are taking tea in the garden with their friend, Lord Warburton. The young nobleman, who had just been confessing his boredom with life, is much taken with the American girl's grace and lively manner. Isabel had barely settled at Gardencourt, her aunt's home, when she received a letter from an American friend, Henrietta Stackpole, a journalist who is writing a series of articles on the sights of Europe. At Ralph's invitation, Henrietta comes to Gardencourt to visit Isabel and obtain material for her writing. Soon after Henrietta's arrival, Isabel hears from another American friend and a would-be suitor, Caspar Goodwood, who had followed her abroad and learned her whereabouts from Henrietta. Isabel, irritated by his aggressiveness, decides not to answer his letter.

The Portrait of a Lady- By Henry James(Annotated)

Author: Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest.

The Portrait of a Lady Annotated Book with Teacher Edition

Author: Henry James

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The novel opens with an American son and father, Ralph and Mr. Touchett, and one English man, Lord Warburton, sitting in a garden belonging to a manor called Gardencourt in England. They discuss the great hope of the future, and they believe it lies in the women of their time. They declare that a change is coming. Isabel Archer, the main subject of the novel, then appears on the horizon. Her aunt, Mrs. Touchett, has brought her from America so that she can see the world. Isabel Archer is a young, opinionated woman with many ideas of her own, but little concrete experience or practical knowledge. She is unattached, ambitious and wants to assert her own unique self in life. It is unclear though what she can do in life that could help her realize her ambition. The novel is a representation of the ambitions of a young woman, and her dismal prospects for realizing her own ideas in a restricted, conventional society. Marriage was often the only possibility for a woman to assert her "success" in society. It is also an exploration of the possibilities of freedom: can one really be a unique, original and free self, without having to rely upon the generosity of others? Can one assert one's own freedom in any other way, other than negatively, by rejecting other people? What does it mean to be an original? What does it mean to be free? How much does one have to take into account the moral claims of other people on one's own person?Lord Warburton takes an extraordinary step by proposing marriage to Isabel Archer after knowing her for only a short time. He has a great reputation, name, title and plenty of money. This would make him a good husband in the eyes of society. However, Isabel takes the surprising step of turning him down, even though she likes him very much as a person. This makes her very interesting to her cousin Ralph Touchett, who wants to see what a woman who turns down Lord Warburton will do with her life.

The Portrait of a Lady

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Author: Henry James

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The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels and is regarded by critics as one of his finest.

The Portrait of a Lady: Annotated and Illustrated

Author: Henry James

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THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY INTRODUCTIONThe Portrait of a Lady is recognized as one of the greatest of the many great works of Henry James. Why? Well, there are the obvious answers: the novel, which was released in installments in the Atlantic Monthly magazine in 1880, was an instant hit; critics then and now praise its attention to psychological detail and realistic situations. It is widely acknowledged to be the masterpiece of James's early period and is still one of his top-selling novels, according to Amazon.com sales.Then, there are the more intimate reasons. The characters are, in a word, unforgettable. It's easy to find yourself deeply involved in a personal relationship with Isabel or Ralph, or to imagine yourself confronting Madame Merle or Osmond. The novel's characters so brim with life, they seem like they can step off the page and into our lives. James's vibrant, living, breathing microcosm of society still feels like an incredible achievement, and it's what keeps this novel feeling so contemporary and compulsively readable.WHAT IS THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY ABOUT AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?"OK, we know that The Portrait of a Lady has already been translated to the screen at least twice, but get this: what if we made a weekly TV show based on it? Yeah, you heard us. Come on, it'll be so popular. We'll find a gorgeous, young group of unknowns to play our gorgeous, young main characters, and an unusually attractive, moderately recognizable cast of thirty-somethings to play our so-called older characters - that way, we can snag the teenage through early-thirties demographics. Awesome."Then, we'll update it to the modern day, which means that we can totally get the whole fashion industry in on the fun; we'll create a really catchy, quirky-but-accessible look for Isabel, so that pretty soon, every girl in America between the ages of eleven and thirty-five will want to have all the same clothes Isabel wears, even if they're totally ridiculous. Which they will be."The name? We're glad you asked. So, Portrait of a Lady: The Show just doesn't cut it, right? We thought we'd try and come up with something a little more edgy, a little more 2000s and less 1880s - then, we had the genius idea that maybe our narrator will introduce every episode - and that narrator will be Henry James! That way, we'll hopefully rope in the literature fan demographic, too. You laugh, but they're out there. There are tons of them. We swear."Anyhow, the name: As I was saying, Henry James himself will be our narrator - yes, we're aware that he's been dead since 1916, thank you - OK, an actor portraying Henry James will be our narrator, and he'll comment upon what happens in the story every week in a snarky, charmingly comical, yet somewhat ominous way. You know, like James actually does in the book, except maybe in blog form, like he's writing for some website, instead of the Atlantic Monthly. And, we'll get some great brand recognition from him signing off the same way every episode."Speaking of which, there's nothing sexy about 'xoxo, Henry James,' right? We were thinking he could have a kind of mysterious alter ego - you know, a catchy nickname. We've come up with a little something that we think is pretty awesome:"Gossip Guy."What? What do you mean, it's already taken?! Huh? This is an original idea - James came up with this story before television was even invented! What are you thinking of? Gossip What? Gossip Gir - Ah. Oh, yeah. Um... hmm. Well... thanks for your time."Now, hopefully this pitch isn't actually happening in a TV production company somewhere in southern California, but let's learn an important lesson from it anyway - you see, kids, long before Serena van der Woodsen and her glamorous, leggy companions graced the small screen, Henry James had already figured out one of the great marketing schemes of literature: audiences just go gaga over the lives of the rich, beautiful, and eccentric.

The Portrait of a Lady

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Norton Critical Editions

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Category: Americans

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This Norton Critical Edition includes:* The New York Edition of the novel, accompanied by Michael Gorra's introduction and explanatory footnotes.* Background and contextual materials centering on James as a writer, The Portrait of a Lady in revision, and reviews of the novel by James's contemporaries.* Seven important critical essays, chosen for their accessibility.* A Chronology and Suggestions for Further Reading.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

The Portrait of a Lady

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of a major writer whose work continues to be read, quoted, adapted and studied. Widely considered James's first great work of fiction and highly innovative in its narrative techniques, The Portrait of a Lady follows the story of an ardent, idealistic American heroine, Isabel Archer, in a cosmopolitan Europe. It explores individual freedom amidst confining circumstance, romantic choice, and the consequences of disillusionment and betrayal. This edition, based on the most reliable of the work's first book appearances (Macmillan, 1882), provides an authoritative text of one of James's finest long novels, with extensive annotations, a detailed textual history and an analysis of the reasons for its long-held popular appeal. It will be of particular interest not only to James scholars, but also book historians and students of nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature and culture.

The Portrait of a Lady

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

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Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Presents Henry James's 1881 novel, which follows young American Isabel Archer from innocence to unhappy marriage, and includes explanatory notes, an excerpt from James' notebooks, a chronology, and an annotated further reading list.

The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway

Author: Merve Emre

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Virginia Woolf’s groundbreaking novel, in a lushly illustrated hardcover edition with illuminating commentary from a brilliant young Oxford scholar and critic. “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.” So begins Virginia Woolf’s much-beloved fourth novel. First published in 1925, Mrs. Dalloway has long been viewed not only as Woolf’s masterpiece, but as a pivotal work of literary modernism and one of the most significant and influential novels of the twentieth century. In this visually powerful annotated edition, acclaimed Oxford don and literary critic Merve Emre gives us an authoritative version of this landmark novel, supporting it with generous commentary that reveals Woolf’s aesthetic and political ambitions—in Mrs. Dalloway and beyond—as never before. Mrs. Dalloway famously takes place over the course of a single day in late June, its plot centering on the upper-class Londoner Clarissa Dalloway, who is preparing to throw a party that evening for the nation’s elite. But the novel is complicated by Woolf’s satire of the English social system, and by her groundbreaking representation of consciousness. The events of the novel flow through the minds and thoughts of Clarissa and her former lover Peter Walsh and others in their circle, but also through shopkeepers and servants, among others. Together Woolf’s characters—each a jumble of memories and perceptions—create a broad portrait of a city and society transformed by the Great War in ways subtle but profound ways. No figure has been more directly shaped by the conflict than the disturbed veteran Septimus Smith, who is plagued by hallucinations of a friend who died in battle, and who becomes the unexpected second hinge of the novel, alongside Clarissa, even though—in one of Woolf’s many radical decisions—the two never meet. Emre’s extensive introduction and annotations follow the evolution of Clarissa Dalloway—based on an apparently conventional but actually quite complex acquaintance of Woolf’s—and Septimus Smith from earlier short stories and drafts of Mrs. Dalloway to their emergence into the distinctive forms devoted readers of the novel know so well. For Clarissa, Septimus, and her other creations, Woolf relied on the skill of “character reading,” her technique for bridging the gap between life and fiction, reality and representation. As Emre writes, Woolf’s “approach to representing character involved burrowing deep into the processes of consciousness, and, so submerged, illuminating the infinite variety of sensation and perception concealed therein. From these depths, she extracted an unlimited capacity for life.” It is in Woolf’s characters, fundamentally unknowable but fundamentally alive, that the enduring achievement of her art is most apparent. For decades, Woolf’s rapturous style and vision of individual consciousness have challenged and inspired readers, novelists, and scholars alike. The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway, featuring 150 illustrations, draws on decades of Woolf scholarship as well as countless primary sources, including Woolf’s private diaries and notes on writing. The result is not only a transporting edition of Mrs. Dalloway, but an essential volume for Woolf devotees and an incomparable gift to all lovers of literature.

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

A Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations. The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including: • Explanations of historical context Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more. • Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions. • Definitions and clarifications Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained. • Literary comments and analyses Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes. • Maps and illustrations of places and objects mentioned in the novel. • An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Of course, one can enjoy the novel without knowing the precise definition of a gentleman, or what it signifies that a character drives a coach rather than a hack chaise, or the rules governing social interaction at a ball, but readers of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.

The Novels of Henry James (Annotated with Biography)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Golgotha Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 3000

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The novels of Henry James are collected in this massive anthology. Also include is a biography about the life and times of James. Included works: The Ambassadors The American The Aspern Papers The Awkward Age The Bostonians: Volume I The Bostonians: Volume II Confidence The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady: Volume I The Portrait of a Lady: Volume II The Sacred Fount A Small Boy and Others The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse Washington Square What Maisie Knew The Wings of the Dove

The Annotated Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Anchor

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Category: Fiction

Page: 700

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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: - Explanations of historical context - Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings - Definitions and clarifications - Literary comments and analysis - Maps of places in the novel - An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events - Nearly 200 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Emma brings Austen’s world into richer focus.

To the Lighthouse (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse is one of her greatest literary achievements and among the most influential novels of the twentieth century. The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

Mrs. Dalloway (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: HMH

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Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Harcourt is proud to introduce new annotated editions of three Virginia Woolf classics, ideal for the college classroom and beyond. For the first time, students reading these books will have the resources at hand to help them understand the text as well as the reasons and methods behind Woolf's writing. We've commissioned the best-known Woolf scholars in the field to provide invaluable introductions, editing, critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading. These much-awaited volumes are the first of many annotated Woolf editions Harcourt plans on publishing in the coming years. This brilliant novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party she is to give that evening,Woolf ultimately managed to reveal much more; for it is the feeling behind these daily events that gives Mrs. Dalloway its texture and richness and makes it so memorable. Annotated and with an introduction by Bonnie Scott

Three Guineas (Annotated)

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man" in 1930s England, Woolf challenges liberal orthodoxies and marshals vast research to make discomforting and still-challenging arguments about the relationship between gender and violence, and about the pieties of those who fail to see their complicity in war-making. This pacifist-feminist essay is a classic whose message resonates loudly in our contemporary global situation. Annotated and with an introduction by Jane Marcus