The Portrait of a Lady The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady

1. Henry James: A Short Biographical Sketch

2. The Lesson or the Master: James's Art in
The Portrait of a Lady

3. The Passionate Pilgrim
The Capsule Summary of The Portrait of a Lady

4. The Portrait of a Lady
A Critical Summary with Discussions

5. Of "Fine Consciences" and Their "Satellites":

(Character Analysis of The Portrait of a Lady)... 82-100

(a) Isabel Archer (b) Ralph Touchett

(c) Gilbert Osmond (d) Madame Merle

(e) Lord Warburton (f) Caspar Goodwood

(g) Henrietta Stackpole (h) Countess Gemini

(i) Ned Rosier (J) Pansy

(k) Daniel Touchett (0) Mrs. Lydia Touchett

(m) Mr. Bantling (n) Mr. and Mrs. Luce

(o) Lillian Ludlow (p) Mrs. Keyes

(q) The Misses Molyneux (r) Mother Catherine

(s) Sir Matthew Hope (t) Lady Pensil

6. The Figures in the Carpet:
A Critical Analysis of The Portrait of a Lady

(a) Plot
(b)
Irony
(c) Symbolism
(d)
Myth and Ritual
(e)
"The International Situation"
(f) Isabel's Return to Rome
(g) Isabel's "fear" and repression
(h) How to "see" the "Portrait"?
(i) The Theme of Renunciation in The Portrait of a Lady
(J)The Museum World in The Portrait of a Lady
(k)
The Philosophical Background in The Portrait of a Lady
(l)The basis of James's art in The Portrait of a Lady

7.A Review of the Major Criticism on The Portrait of a Lady

8.Important Questions with Answers Appendix: James's 1908 Preface to The Portrait of a Lady

A Select Bibliography