The Portrait of a Lady Vol 1

Written by:
Henry James
Narrated by:
LibriVox Volunteers

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2016
12 hours 45 minutes
The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880-1881 and then as a book in 1881. It is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set mostly in Europe, notably England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of his early phase of writing, this novel reflects James's absorbing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, betrayal, and sexuality. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Hilary H.

Normally I can push through the bad Librivox narrators but I just COULDN'T DO IT this time. One woman, with a beautiful accent, was completely unintelligible to me as I tried to listen and do my household chores. Darn!

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Marcia Peete

Poor narration. Some of the volunteers were very good but many had very thick foreign accents. There out to be a rule against narrators that no one can understand!! A great story though.

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