The Portrait of a Lady
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: February 2007
Duration: 2 hours 23 minutes
An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused in the name of personal freedom. It is in Rome, however, that Isabel becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond. To him, she represents a superior prize worth at least seventy thousand pounds; through him, she faces a tragic choice.