|Plot Summary of Portrait of a Lady|
Henry James' study of Isabel Archer and her seduction and betrayal by her false friend and husband is simply the finest psychological fiction ever written. His masterful examination of Isabel's thoughts as she realizes her situation and comes to grips with it and its meaning is most moving - maybe more moving than any other passage in English literature (outside of the KJV Bible and Shakespeare).
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of Portrait of a Lady|
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Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kind of romance:
- GENERAL--no other subplots apply
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Family, struggle with
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fancy mansion
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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