The Portrait of a Lady, vol 1

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Author: Henry James
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,953 / 329 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.4
LoC Category: PS
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Downloads: 7,243
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e in perfect isolation. That is to me, artistically speaking, the circumstance of interest; for I have lost myself once more, I confess, in the curiosity of analysing the structure. By what process of logical accretion was this slight "personality," the mere slim shade of an intelligent but presumptuous girl, to find itself endowed with the high attributes of a Subject?--and indeed by what thinness, at the best, would such a subject not be vitiated? Millions of presumptuous girls, intelligent or not intelligent, daily affront their destiny, and what is it open to their destiny to be, at the most, that we should make an ado about it? The novel is of its very nature an "ado," an ado about something, and the larger the form it takes the greater of course the ado. Therefore, consciously, that was what one was in for--for positively organising an ado about Isabel Archer.

One looked it well in the face, I seem to remember, this extravagance; and with the effect precisely of recognising the charm of the probl

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Average Rating of 3.3 from 3 reviews: ****
2013.11.23
Carl Heerwagen
**...

ZZZZZZZ. A very boring book with no remarkable action either emotional or physical. It reminds me of a very boring American going through Europe movie from the 60s.

2009.11.19
Elisabeth
****.

VERY well written!

2009.04.22
alka
****.

its so good


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