Mrs. Osmond: A novel

Mrs. Osmond: A novel

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13.99 Mrs. Osmond: A novel

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected 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 naïve girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Words, words, words, as Hamlet says. It is not in this verbal frou-frou but rather in the drama of Isabel's revenge that Banville's story shows its true strength.

Yes, you should read Portrait of a Lady first. If you haven’t then Mrs. Osmond is a good excuse for doing so. John Banville is a magician, and a literary comedian as well. As he satisfies the curious reader by filling-in unknowns that Henry James left open in his novel, Banville opens other gaps and unknowns.

Book Details  

Publisher: Knopf (November 07, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 791 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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