Portretul unei doamne



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  • Hardcover
  • 347 pages
  • Portretul unei doamne
  • Henry James
  • Romanian
  • 24 February 2019

About the Author: Henry James

Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the encounter of America with Europe His plots centered on personal relationships, the proper exercise of power in such relationships, and other moral questions His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allowed him to explore the phenomena of consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.James insisted that writers in Great Britain and America should be allowed the greatest freedom possible in presenting their view of the world, as French authors were His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to realistic fiction, and foreshadowed the modernist work of the twentieth century An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel writing, biography, autobiography, and criticism,and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.


10 thoughts on “Portretul unei doamne

  1. says:

    While I didn t much care for Isabel Archer, I did like her cousin Ralph Isabel s American admirer, Caspar Goodwood, was irritating why couldn t he take no for an answer but noso than her friend Henrietta Stackpole.

  2. says:

    Contains spoilers I made several unsuccessful attempts to read this book, then listening to the recorded version gave me enough of an overview that I was able to enter into James world A review of Michael Gorra s book Portrait of a Novel renewed my interest in the book One unanswered question I held in my mind as I read was why Isabel returned to Rome I think I know now I missed this in the audible version, but reading carefully brought forward the interview Isabel has with Pansy before s Contains spoilers I made several unsuccessful attempts to read this book, then listening to the recorded version gave me enough of an overview that I was able to enter into James world A review of Michael Gorra s book Portrait of a Novel renewed my interest in the book One unanswered question I held in my mind as I read was why Isabel returned to Rome I think I know now I missed this in the audible version, but reading carefully brought forward the interview Isabel has with Pansy before she leaves for England She promises Pansy she will return I think she returns to honor that promise to her stepdaughter She knows the sacrifice she is making Returning to Pansy means returning to Osmond as well, and the suffering will be great, but the alternative of being possessed by the overpowering, smothering love of Casper Goodwood is not a desirable alternative to her At least living in Rome will make it possible to see Pansy

  3. says:

    Sadness and despairI loved hated this book I loved her at the begging when she was young, fresh, opinionated, and felt comfortable turning down proposals But after she was married, the worsening sense of of imprisonments, verbal cruelty, betrayal, and despair almost made it too hard to finish, but I couldn t stop I was as locked into her marriage as she was I gave this book five stars because there were no flat characters Five stars because I couldn t put it down Five stars because the wr Sadness and despairI loved hated this book I loved her at the begging when she was young, fresh, opinionated, and felt comfortable turning down proposals But after she was married, the worsening sense of of imprisonments, verbal cruelty, betrayal, and despair almost made it too hard to finish, but I couldn t stop I was as locked into her marriage as she was I gave this book five stars because there were no flat characters Five stars because I couldn t put it down Five stars because the writing was clear, elegant, without being overwhelmingly descriptive in ways that would slow the story This is a perfect novel despite being an upsetting one

  4. says:

    This book has one of the worst endings of all the books I ve ever read ever It s not that the ending is disappointing or that I disagree with the characters decisions these things do not necessarily make for a bad ending It s that the ending just sort of fizzled out It s as if Henry James looked at his work and thought to himself, Well this sure is a long book I m getting a bit bored with it, then left his readers out to dry I love lengthy tomes, but a lengthy tome calls for an appropr This book has one of the worst endings of all the books I ve ever read ever It s not that the ending is disappointing or that I disagree with the characters decisions these things do not necessarily make for a bad ending It s that the ending just sort of fizzled out It s as if Henry James looked at his work and thought to himself, Well this sure is a long book I m getting a bit bored with it, then left his readers out to dry I love lengthy tomes, but a lengthy tome calls for an appropriately satisfying ending otherwise I end up wondering why I invested so much time in a book Read Portrait of a Lady for the wonderful witty dialogue and the well written character descriptions, but don t read it if you want to be satisfied in the least with the final outcome of it all

  5. says:

    Not at all what I was expecting The first Vol set the scene about the lady and her friends and family and potential husbands but the second shows what she does with her life Probably atrue to life novel about a woman than others I have read from the era I mean, the girl marries the wrong guy and eventually realizes, so then what should she do This was boring in parts It went on and on about the relationship, why it was wrong, where it was wrong, whose fault it may have been I was Not at all what I was expecting The first Vol set the scene about the lady and her friends and family and potential husbands but the second shows what she does with her life Probably atrue to life novel about a woman than others I have read from the era I mean, the girl marries the wrong guy and eventually realizes, so then what should she do This was boring in parts It went on and on about the relationship, why it was wrong, where it was wrong, whose fault it may have been I was sick of it and just wanted it over I guess that could have been the point they were both trapped in a bad marriage after all

  6. says:

    5 stele e un pic mai mult, dar i le acord fiindc limbajul, jocurile personajelor i modul cum toate elementele lumii respective sunt redate armonios, cel pu in pe mine, m au f cut uneori s mi doresc s fi v zut cum era pe vremea respectiv Dialogurile sunt unele atent scrise, frumoase, deosebite, inteligente.Chiar dac i lung , mereu m a tot f cut s m ntreb Bine, bine i ce se nt mpl p n la urm Ceea ce e de apreciat, la o carte, dac mi las asemenea impresie, constant.

  7. says:

    The second volume is less exciting than the first one But the exposure of Madame Merle is a highlight By contrast, the end is very disapointing.

  8. says:

    This classic is known as one of James saccessible novels The details are dense but the story is very engaging.

  9. says:

    I didn t like the second volume as well as the first, mostly because of how it ends Still, it was a compelling read.

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