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Mrs. Osmond : a novel, John Banville

Label
Mrs. Osmond : a novel
Title
Mrs. Osmond
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Banville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Banville, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Americans
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Married people
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Label
Mrs. Osmond : a novel, John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
19752241
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780451493422
Lccn
2017027401
Label
Mrs. Osmond : a novel, John Banville
Publication
Control code
19752241
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780451493422
Lccn
2017027401

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