The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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Critically analyse or examine the character of Isabel Archer in The Portrait of a Lady.

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Isabel Archer is, of course, the lady of the novel's title. Isabel is presented as a young American woman from Albany who travels to Europe with her aunt, Mrs. Touchett. What happens to her in Europe in terms of being proposed to by an English Lord, inheriting a fortune, and then is victim of a plot to marry her to the villainous Gilbert Osbond, force her at every stage...

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