The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

This classic novel explores the life of a young, independent American woman who inherits a large amount of money and moves to Europe, where she falls into a manipulative and oppressive marriage. The story delves into themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal, as the protagonist navigates the complexities of high society, love, and the consequences of her choices.

The 60th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 2715

Since this book was first published in 1881, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 2715.0.

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