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Published: 15 June 2009

656 Pages

ISBN: 9780199217946

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The Portrait of a Lady

New Edition

Henry James
Edited by Roger Luckhurst

Oxford World's Classics

  • Henry James's most popular novel, this new edition introduces Portrait as both a culmination of Victorian Realism and the beginnings of the emergence of a new 'Modernist' style that explores interior states of consciousness as well as the individual's place in society.
  • Thorough notes pay special attention to the numerous changes James made between the first edition and the revised New York Edition, reproduced here.
  • Excellent contextualizing introduction discusses the pivotal place of the novel in James's career and on the cusp of Modernism, its place in the tradition of the Bildungsroman, and James's famous literary style.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • New chronology .