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JAMES, H.: Portrait of a Lady (The) (Unabridged)

    

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JAMES, H.: Portrait of a Lady (The) (Unabridged)

The Portrait of a Lady tells the compelling and ultimately tragic tale of a beautiful young American woman’s encounter with European sophistication. Set principally in England and Italy, the story follows Isabel Archer’s fortunes as a variety of admirers vie for her hand. Her choice will be crucial, and she is not wanting for advice, whether from the generous-spirited Ralph Touchett or the charming but rootless Madame Merle.



Disc 1

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   The Portrait of a Lady 00:08:57
2.   His companion, measuring the length of the lawn… 00:08:24
3.   'Well, I suppose it was his own,'… 00:09:30
4.   Chapter 2 00:07:41
5.   'Before that,' said Miss Archer. 00:07:40
6.   Chapter 3 00:11:09
7.   It was in the 'office' still that Isabel was sitting… 00:11:47
8.   Chapter 4 00:10:39


Disc 2

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Her father had a large way of looking at life… 00:08:02
2.   Chapter 5 00:12:18
3.   Mrs. Touchett was prompt. 00:09:59
4.   His mother had told him that he must satisfy his… 00:10:23
5.   Chapter 6 00:07:22
6.   It was one of her theories that Isabel Archer… 00:11:10
7.   'The books' he once said; 'well, I don't know…' 00:07:21
8.   Chapter 7 00:10:37


Disc 3

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   These were nice questions, but Isabel's arrival… 00:08:39
2.   The fortunate Lord Warburton exchanged… 00:06:34
3.   Chapter 8 00:09:33
4.   In the afternoon she spent an hour… 00:08:28
5.   Chapter 9 00:07:01
6.   When Lord Warburton showed her the house… 00:09:33
7.   Chapter 10 00:09:38
8.   Miss Stackpole showed every disposition to wait… 00:09:33
9.   'I seldom spend it so agreeably.' 00:06:30


Disc 4

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   'I've not conceived a passion for your friend,'… 00:05:42
2.   Chapter 11 00:08:31
3.   'It was a pleasure to me, and I liked the way…' 00:09:14
4.   Chapter 12 00:09:48
5.   'One's right in such a matter is not measured…' 00:09:42
6.   'I remember his making the remark.' 00:10:33
7.   Chapter 13 00:10:37
8.   He was the son of a proprietor of well - known… 00:07:35
9.   While the author of this missive… 00:06:31


Disc 5

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Ralph was much puzzled by this appeal… 00:07:45
2.   These last words of Miss Stackpole's… 00:07:26
3.   Chapter 14 00:09:32
4.   'It was the only way, Lord Warburton,' said the girl. 00:07:47
5.   Lord Warburton's sister addressed him… 00:09:28
6.   Chapter 15 00:10:44
7.   The incident that had preceded Isabel's departure… 00:08:46
8.   Mr. Bantling promised to do his best… 00:07:47
9.   'I don't believe he has any now,' said the girl. 00:07:49


Disc 6

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   To this she made no direct reply… 00:04:16
2.   Chapter 16 00:07:50
3.   'I disgust you very much,' said Caspar… 00:09:34
4.   He might be pardoned if for an instant… 00:07:26
5.   This attitude was part of a system, a theory… 00:07:20
6.   Chapter 17 00:08:18
7.   Isabel learned from her the next morning… 00:09:54
8.   Chapter 18 00:10:30
9.   Madame Merle glanced at Isabel… 00:10:08


Disc 7

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   'No, my boy,' said Mr. Touchett… 00:07:30
2.   Ralph had foreseen what his father… 00:08:18
3.   'Isabel's poor then. My mother tells me that she…' 00:09:41
4.   Chapter 19 00:11:21
5.   I may not count over all the links in the chain… 00:11:00
6.   'If I didn't already like her very much…' 00:08:09
7.   'However, you know him better than I, though…' 00:08:44
8.   Madame Merle took a sheet of music… 00:10:05


Disc 8

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   By way of answer Isabel kissed her… 00:07:33
2.   Chapter 20 00:10:09
3.   Mrs. Touchett had no purpose of awaiting… 00:12:46
4.   He took a great interest in Isabel… 00:12:52
5.   Chapter 21 00:09:46
6.   She looked at him as if she had not heard him… 00:08:12
7.   Chapter 22 00:08:39
8.   The child turned her head earnestly to one side… 00:05:27


Disc 9

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   He watched the lady from the convent… 00:09:54
2.   The child fixed him an instant… 00:07:57
3.   'Exactly; but yourself includes so many other…' 00:07:51
4.   In the manner and tone of these two persons… 00:08:57
5.   Chapter 23 00:11:51
6.   A rebuke might possibly have been irritating… 00:13:03
7.   Chapter 24 00:09:21
8.   'You'll be tired when you go home…' 00:07:28


Disc 10

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   While Isabel's host exerted himself to entertain… 00:11:59
2.   There were two other rooms, beyond the one… 00:10:56
3.   Chapter 25 00:07:48
4.   Pansy reflected a moment, turning gravely… 00:08:17
5.   Chapter 26 00:11:12
6.   All this went on quite over Isabel's head… 00:08:33
7.   Had not Mr. Osmond remarked that… 00:08:27
8.   Mr. Bantling was to go with her to Rome… 00:09:18


Disc 11

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 27 00:10:08
2.   At last there was a silence… 00:11:16
3.   In the church, as she strolled over its tessellated… 00:08:27
4.   Volume 2: Chapter 28 00:08:55
5.   Isabel considered him with interest. 00:08:22
6.   Chapter 29 00:11:36
7.   Isabel was not struck with the oddity… 00:13:28
8.   Chapter 30 00:03:58


Disc 12

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   As Isabel drove, in the publicity of an open… 00:11:40
2.   Chapter 31 00:08:03
3.   Our young lady's courage, however… 00:11:32
4.   Chapter 32 00:08:39
5.   'Is it a marriage your friends won't like' 00:10:40
6.   Chapter 33 00:09:32
7.   Two days afterward Ralph arrived… 00:08:08
8.   Chapter 34 00:07:52


Disc 13

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   She raised her eyes and gave him a wide… 00:09:19
2.   At these words a sudden passion… 00:09:40
3.   Chapter 35 00:11:40
4.   He brought Pansy with him two or three times… 00:10:27
5.   Chapter 36 00:12:40
6.   'I esteem a dot very much. I can do without it…' 00:11:30
7.   Chapter 37 00:09:20


Disc 14

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   This was enough for Edward Rosier… 00:09:03
2.   The other rooms meanwhile had become… 00:11:01
3.   Chapter 38 00:10:50
4.   'I remember that myself,' said Osmond. 00:09:22
5.   Isabel had many questions to ask about Ralph… 00:09:47
6.   Chapter 39 00:10:21
7.   Ralph, as I say, had wished to see for himself… 00:08:21
8.   For Gilbert Osmond Ralph had not now that… 00:08:12


Disc 15

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   These two were gentlemen of a race which is not… 00:07:29
2.   Chapter 40 00:09:59
3.   Madame Merle, in fact, had come back before… 00:09:13
4.   On the day I speak of they had been driven out… 00:08:52
5.   It's easy to displease you. Don't you see how wise… 00:08:58
6.   Chapter 41 00:08:20
7.   It was surprising for a variety of reasons… 00:07:02
8.   'Yes; but a lover outside's always a lover.' 00:07:09
9.   Chapter 42 00:11:27


Disc 16

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Ah, she had been immensely under the charm! 00:08:54
2.   She could live it over again, the incredulous… 00:10:36
3.   She was morally certain now that this feeling… 00:07:45
4.   Chapter 43 00:11:38
5.   Isabel turned away; Pansy was about to be… 00:10:04
6.   'Sixteen hundred pounds Ah, but that's very…' 00:08:30
7.   Chapter 44 00:11:28
8.   The Countess threw herself hastily backward… 00:09:14


Disc 17

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Henrietta got up; these seemed to her, naturally… 00:07:55
2.   Caspar Goodwood frowned a little… 00:08:56
3.   Chapter 45 00:09:19
4.   'It will come from him, rather. I seem to see that…' 00:10:29
5.   'I advise you then to pay the greatest respect…' 00:10:22
6.   Chapter 46 00:09:51
7.   If there was anything awkward in the conditions… 00:09:19
8.   When he had left the room she expected… 00:10:01


Disc 18

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 47 00:08:07
2.   Henrietta Stackpole, it may well be imagined… 00:08:32
3.   'You're certainly not fortunate in your intimates…' 00:08:04
4.   Caspar Goodwood came at last to Palazzo… 00:11:13
5.   Chapter 48 00:10:26
6.   'I can't do that. I shall never make another…' 00:11:00
7.   'I have said that Osmond was in good humour…' 00:10:45
8.   Goodwood had meant to go away early… 00:10:15


Disc 19

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 49 00:11:02
2.   Madame Merle had proceeded very deliberately… 00:10:08
3.   Her compassion would perhaps have been… 00:07:11
4.   Madame Merle's self - possession tended on… 00:07:29
5.   Chapter 50 00:11:14
6.   About a week after this lady's quick sympathies… 00:10:48
7.   Chapter 51 00:10:21
8.   He spoke gravely and almost gently… 00:08:21


Disc 20

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Isabel went to her room, where she walked… 00:10:36
2.   She spoke as one troubled and puzzled… 00:06:32
3.   'I don't call Madame Merle a success, you know.' 00:08:06
4.   Chapter 52 00:09:49
5.   Isabel saw it all as distinctly as if it had been… 00:10:52
6.   Isabel said nothing for a minute; her heart beat… 00:10:08
7.   Chapter 53 00:11:17
8.   Even in the crowded, noisy station… 00:10:50


Disc 21

  The Portrait of a Lady (Unabridged)
1.   Chapter 54 00:10:40
2.   Mrs. Touchett was silent; then she gave a sharp… 00:08:26
3.   'I was not waiting for your death; I was waiting…' 00:10:56
4.   Chapter 55 00:09:39
5.   'Some of them are extremely peculiar,' 00:07:48
6.   There was an interrogation in this… 00:07:34
7.   She couldn't have told you whether it was… 00:08:21
8.   Isabel gave a long murmur, like a creature in pain… 00:05:51

Total Playing Time: 26:41:05






Author(s):
James, Henry

Reader(s):
Stevenson, Juliet

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA0227

Barcode: 9781843799559

Physical Release: 2016

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