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Portrait of a Lady (version 2)

Henry james (1843-1916)

1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
29. Chapter 29
30. Chapter 30
31. Chapter 31
32. Chapter 32
33. Chapter 33
34. Chapter 34
35. Chapter 35
36. Chapter 36
37. Chapter 37
38. Chapter 38
39. Chapter 39
40. Chapter 40
41. Chapter 41
42. Chapter 42
43. Chapter 43
44. Chapter 44
45. Chapter 45
46. Chapter 46
47. Chapter 47
48. Chapter 48
49. Chapter 49
50. Chapter 50
51. Chapter 51
52. Chapter 52
53. Chapter 53
54. Chapter 54
55. Chapter 55

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    Summary

    The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It 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 "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal.

    Reviews

    Thomas

    - Choosing readers.

    Most of the speakers were excellent, but some were very hard to understand. I think that only native speakers should be used for these readings.

    Thomas

    - Choosing readers.

    Most of the speakers were excellent, but some were very hard to understand. I think that only native speakers should be used for these readings.

    CM

    - Don't complain

    I think it is very generous of these people to give time reading numerous pages for our enjoyment

    Kelly

    - Not great

    I can forgive the poor audio but not the many mispronunciations, some incomprehensible, of the non-native speaker featured on several chapters. I spend so much effort trying to understand her that I am unable to appreciate James's prose.

    Jones

    - I agree with other reviewer that recording must have perfect English.

    I agree, this recording si also for foreigners to learn correct English too. They must be recorded by perfect English speakers.

    Chapter 2

    - Awful

    I am very sorry to say this, but people who cannot pronounce things properly and are foreigners with the heavy accents SHOULD NOT be recording mp3 books!