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A masterpiece of world litterature,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Portrait of a Lady (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
What makes this book a masterpiece is the incredible art of creating characters. The complexity, the nuances and the strength of the characters created can only be compared with stendhal or flauber. James also succeeds in portraying british and american society in the beginning of the century forming a comparison still quite relevant. The language is brilliant and the story beautiful. A must-read.