In a sense, there are two distinctly separate Portraits-the 1880-81 First Edition and the New York Edition, which James extensively revised. The editor has meticulously prepared a list of textual variants to facilitate comparative reading of the novel. Nina Baym, F. O. Matthiessen, and Anthony J. Mazzella provide differing interpretations of James's revision process. Henry James and the Novel culls autobiographical excerpts from James's other writings-his Notebooks, the intentionally autobiographical A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother, and the travel books Italy Revisited, A Roman Holiday, and Roman Rides. Contemporary Reviews and Criticism provides both chronological and critical perspective on The Portrait of a Lady. Four reviews from 1882 outline the novel's initial critical reception. Seven important essays from the period 1954-1991 provide a wide range of critical responses by Dorothy Van Ghent, William H. Gass, Laurence B. Holland, Charles Feidelson, Louis Auchincloss, William Veeder, and Millicent Bell. Bibliographical Aids includes judiciously selected secondary works on James from the wealth of material published yearly.
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This revised Norton Critical Edition of "Portrait of a Lady" is based on the New York edition (1908), extensively revised by Henry James himself. Autobiographical excerpts from Henry James's other writings - his "Notebooks", the works "A Small Boy and Others" and "Notes of a Son and Brother", and his Italian travel books - give the reader an insight into James's life. Also included are four contemporary reviews of the novel and seven critical essays providing varied critical responses.Product Description:
Newly arrived in Europe, Isabel is an independent woman searching for her destiny. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond, who thinks only of her money. Through him, she faces a tragic choice.
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