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The Portrait of a Lady (version 2)

Gelesen von Elizabeth Klett

(4,5 Sterne; 120 Bewertungen)

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James's novels, it is set in Europe, mostly England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of James's early period, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, and betrayal. - Summary by Wikipedia (23 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

24:56

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Chapter 2

14:34

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Chapter 3

20:34

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Chapter 4

16:27

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Chapter 5

29:32

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Chapter 6

22:08

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Chapter 7

22:35

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Chapter 8

14:55

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Chapter 9

15:32

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Chapter 10

27:12

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Chapter 11

15:55

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Chapter 12

26:00

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Chapter 13

31:52

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Chapter 14

22:17

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Chapter 15

34:28

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Chapter 16

28:05

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Chapter 17

16:05

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Chapter 18

36:49

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Chapter 19

48:26

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Chapter 20

32:00

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Chapter 21

16:28

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Chapter 22

43:49

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Chapter 23

21:02

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Chapter 24

32:48

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Chapter 25

13:41

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Chapter 26

31:23

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Chapter 27

24:58

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Chapter 28

14:59

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Chapter 29

21:47

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Chapter 30

12:56

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Chapter 31

16:34

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Chapter 32

16:36

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Chapter 33

15:39

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Chapter 34

22:39

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Chapter 35

18:50

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Chapter 36

20:37

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Chapter 37

24:57

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Chapter 38

25:19

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Chapter 39

29:24

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Chapter 40

32:34

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Chapter 41

19:11

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Chapter 42

36:13

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Chapter 43

27:08

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Chapter 44

33:34

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Chapter 45

26:11

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Chapter 46

25:21

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Chapter 47

31:47

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Chapter 48

37:01

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Chapter 49

30:33

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Chapter 50

18:17

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Chapter 51

36:18

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Chapter 52

26:04

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Chapter 53

19:41

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Chapter 54

26:25

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Chapter 55

35:04

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Bewertungen

That Isabel! I just want to shake her!

(5 Sterne)

dissatisfying story of the hyper scrupulous Isabel, a beautiful American heiress, who brushes off all her true soulmates to marry a bitter, lying, penniless despot, and, given a second, third and fourth chance to dump him, sticks with him. Grrrr. Elizabeth Klett gets 5 stars as usual.

wonderfully read

(4 Sterne)

Ms. Klett is amazing. I am not sure if I could have made it through this book without her talent. This book is not one of my favorites.

Overall good

(4 Sterne)

Isabel was a frustrating character in my opinion. Overall I enjoyed the story as a whole but I absolutely hated the ending. I guess even back then women had poor judgement in men. I absolutely LOVED the reader, she did a wonderful job of bringing each character to life.

yawn

(1,5 Sterne)

I am still waiting for something to happen after 12 chapters...yawn.

Frustrating ending

(1,5 Sterne)

This book was very well written but it was extremely unfulfilling. Elizabeth Klett, as always, did a superb job if reading. The main character Isabel, is portrayed as an intelligent girl but she comes off as very immature, unthinking, self absorbed and constantly making poor choices for stupid reasons. Only listen to this if you want to come to the ending wondering why you wasted your time.

Infuriating heroine...

(4 Sterne)

...really not a heroine at all. Just a series of misfortunes .. Far too many for such an unsatisfying ending. Also by this standard, I myself am no Lady. Thanks, as usual, Ms. Klett.

Great reading

(2,5 Sterne)

First chapter is the best one. The book gets interesting around chapter 50. I liked it quite well, though a little slow at times.

Thank you Elizabeth Klett

(4 Sterne)

while I found the actual story dissatisfying I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Klett's narration of it. much thanks.