The Complete Novels Of Henry James - All 24 Books In One Edition (eBook)
The Portrait Of A Lady, The Wings Of The Dove, What Maisie Knew, The American, The Bostonian, The Ambassadors, Washington Square And More
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The Portrait of a Lady 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 "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. "The American" is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe.Table of Contents:ConfidenceRoderick HudsonThe AmbassadorsThe AmericanThe Awkward AgeThe BostoniansThe EuropeansThe Golden BowlThe Other HouseThe OutcryThe Portrait of a LadyThe Princess CasamassimaThe ReverberatorThe Sacred FountThe Spoils of PoyntonThe Tragic MuseThe Whole FamilyThe Wings of the DoveWashington SquareWatch and WardWhat Maisie KnewThe Ivory Tower (Unfinished)The Sense of the Past (Unfinished)Henry James (1843–1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.