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The Portrait of a Lady | Study Guide

Henry James

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Author

Henry James

Year Published

1881

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Tragedy, War Literature

Perspective and Narrator

The Portrait of a Lady has a third person, omniscient narrator who sometimes refers to himself in the first person.

Tense

The Portrait of a Lady is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Portrait of a Lady refers to the author's aim to paint a narrative about a young woman "affronting her destiny." This "ado about Isabel Archer" centers around the lady herself, and the focus on the psychology of the main character is the starting point from which the rest of the novel grows.

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