The Portrait of a Lady

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 22 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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A subtle portrait

The subtleties of Henry James's style might not seem designed to be listened to as an audio book. But in fact this reading works excellently since Nadia May always shows insight and understanding of the text, so that the reader's attention is held both during long passages of analysis and reflection and during dialogue, where she distinguishes and projects the various characters most convincingly.James' text does repay slow and careful reading,but for many people this reading may be an excellent way to get into a novel which is demanding but very much worth the effort.
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- Francis

Lengthy but Interesting

An good book, somewhat given to lengthy analyses, but nonetheless enjoyable for that. The story was a lot about nothing, not really a page turner, but still worth reading.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.