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James's novel is dense; it is full of detail, well written, and entertaining.
Further, Isabel's good friend, Madam Merle, is the only one who praises Osmond and is thus instrumental in assuring her acceptance.
The book gets very interesting about a third or halfway through, and once it picks up, it becomes much easier and faster to read.
Sad story, still familiar: Girl loves the wrong man. In this case, very, very wrong.Published 28 days ago by Kelli Rush
If I had to use one word to describe James's writing style in POAL, it would be "uneven." On the one hand there is the world-class author who writes great prose and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by bearieq
To me it is such a sad story of lost love, of lost hopes and just dark. I loved the characters even the bad ones for their complicity. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edyta Brzeczkowska
Whisper sync is fantastic. Listen and pick up reding at the same point. Narrator is great.Published 5 months ago by Erin Kucera Morgan
Thu 10/02/2014 2:29 pm. I managed to avoid higher education almost entirely, so had no idea that for the last half or so of *Portrait of a Lady* the spunky girl from Albany chooses... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James G. Owen