The Portrait of a Lady
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2007
Duration: 22 hours 54 minutes
An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel does not look to a man to furnish her with destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond.
"The masterpiece of the first phase of James's career...offers a shrewd appraisal of the American character and embodies the national myth of freedom and equality hedged with historical blindness and pride."-Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature