Banville and James (1913)

Six Mondays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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The particular engaging young woman whom Henry James named Isabel Archer and around whom he wove several fairy-tale plots and his most subtle reflections on the contrast between the character of the old world, Europe, and the new world, America, has always challenged interpretation.  Ingenious critics and brave first readers of The Portrait of a Lady alike, puzzle over its ending.  John Banville’s imitation and continuation of the Portrait , a gratifying hommage, is thinner than the original, but his reading of James will help us to explore the depths of James’ inexhaustibly fascinating work.  Six Mondays: January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Portrait of a Lady (Paperback) Henry James

Mrs. Osmond (Paperback) John Banville

Melanie (Penny) Du Bois did her undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard, has lived in Europe, and taught literature at universities there and here. She has directed a reading group in Washington since 1989, and last taught at Politics and Prose in 2018. Her recent classes have been on the work of Coetzee, Penelope Fitzgerald, Tolstoy.

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The Portrait of a Lady Cover Image
By Henry James, Philip Horne (Introduction by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141441269
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2011

Mrs. Osmond Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101972892
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2018