The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY / 1983]
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James and Illustrated with drawings by John Singer Sargent [THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY]
LEATHER BOUND COLLECTOR'S EDITION  THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY
Brown leather binds this gorgeous hardcover edition, which features gold gilt cover and edges, raised bands and decorative end papers.
Book is in excellent condition; some light wear / discoloration along bottom edge of cover [see last photo.]
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel's tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences.