Lakeview Book Club: Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Image of the cover of The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

This classic, first published in 1881, is considered one of Henry James's greatest novels. It tells the story of a wealthy American ex-patriot woman in Europe, betrayed by her American "friends." Be prepared to luxuriate in beautifully written descriptions of a by-gone era, which, though beautiful and comfortable, is filled with emotional quicksand and quiet desperation. Bring your interpretation to our meeting. The diversity of opinions of such classics makes for fascinating conversation! See you there!


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Lakeview Branch

Meeting Room
550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 238-7344