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Why I Still Teach 'Portrait of a Lady'

Tim Foley for the Chronicle Review

October 15, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today
Reading in Place

Tim Foley for the Chronicle Review

At the beginning of Henry James's 1881 masterpiece The Portrait of a Lady, James describes his heroine's beauty as so rarefied that the hoi polloi would miss it. "Nineteen persons out of twenty," James writes...

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