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Adult Fiction Historical   Griffith . Available .  
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ISBN 9780241260180
Author Banville, John
Title Mrs. Osmond
Place of production London : Viking, an imprint of Penguin, 2017
Notes "Signed copy" -- Cover.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"--
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name JAMES, HENRY
Archer, Isabel
Subject Added Entry - Topical Inheritance and succession
Young women
Irish fiction
Betrayal - Fiction
Marriage - Fiction
Revenge - Fiction
Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Married people
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Married women
Archer, Isabel (Fictitious character)
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject Added Entry - Geographic Italy
London (England)
Genre Historical fiction
Personal Name James, Henry 1843-1916
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