The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James

Michael Gorra, Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English

“Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady (1881) has a double strength. It is an extraordinary account of what it is to be an American—a complex fate, in James’s own words—and, at the same time, it’s a turning point in the history of the novel, a book that shows consciousness in a new way and refuses the neatness of Victorian endings.”

Duration: 1:46:13
Size: 49MB

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