The Portrait of a Lady
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Belletristik / Historische Romane und Erzählungen
The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by an American-British writer Henry James. The Portrait of a Lady is considered to be one of the best novels, written by James. Isabel experiences every "pretty thing" of her marriage to a worthless man. Her fate consists of a turn of fatal events. When she, a fortuneless young girl, came to Europe, she refused proposals of some decent candidates, but after she had come into a fortune, she committed herself to a villain Osmond, who married her with a single aim to assure that his daughter Pansy, whose mother was a woman of the streets, would have a decent life. Although there are no more illusions or hope for the happiness, Isabel withstands courageously all the misfortunes that fell to her lot…
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