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												The Portrait of a Lady by  Henry JAMES
	 - Hardcover
			 - [c.1970s-1990s]
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The Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady

by JAMES, Henry

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Norwalk, Connecticut: The Heritage Press. Near Fine. [c.1970s-1990s]. Hardcover. A deluxe reprint edition in slipcase of the great novel by Henry James, first published in serial form in 1880, and centered around an American heiress who seeks her destiny in Europe. With illustrations by Colleen Browning and an introduction by R. W. Stallman. Sandglass leaflet laid in (Norwalk, no number.). --- In lavender and purple cloth-covered boards with long-stemmed rose to cover, titling to spine; both in gilt, slipcase covered in off white paper. Volume bears 1967 date, but possibly published c.1970s-1990s. --- With very slight discoloration to spine, else a bright, tightly-bound, clean copy. Structurally sound slipcase with minor soiling. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested for any shipment other than by USPS Media Mail in the US.); Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xi, 516 pages .


The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James was initially published as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine (UK) and The Atlantic Monthly (US) in 1880–81. The story tells of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer  — arguably one of Miller’s most memorable characters — as she affronts her destiny only to find it overwhelming. The Portrait of a Lady is James’ most popular novel and is regarded by critics as one of his finest, exploring his characteristic theme of conflict between American individualism and European social custom.

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The Portrait of a Lady
JAMES, Henry
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Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).


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