For Isabel read Diana,
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This review is from: The Portrait of a Lady (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
Isabel Archer, young, rich, headstrong, American,is persuaded by Madame Merle to marry Osmond, and by so doing endow Merle's illegitimate daughter by Osmond with her fortune, herself meanwhile shacked up with one of the driest, cunningest of men available. A tough choice, when there were people around who could have warned her. So like Diana marrying prince Charles: weren't there any Countess Gemini-figures who could have warned her? Why didn't they? James spins the story, and the revelations, out with great skill. Don't miss it.