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Mrs. Osmond

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Mrs. Osmond

In MRS. OSMOND, John Banville continues the story of Isabel Archer, the young protagonist of Henry James’ beloved THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. Eager but naïve, in James’ novel Isabel comes into a large, unforeseen inheritance and marries the charming, penniless, and --- as Isabel finds out too late --- cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond. Here Banville imagines Isabel’s second chapter, telling the story of a woman reawakened by grief and the knowledge that she has been grievously wronged, and determined to resume her quest for freedom and independence.

A masterly novel of betrayal, corruption and moral ambiguity, MRS. OSMOND would have thrilled James himself.

Mrs. Osmond
by John Banville

  • Publication Date: October 9, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN-10: 1101972890
  • ISBN-13: 9781101972892