The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
The Portrait of a Lady Resources
Movie or TV Productions
Jane Campion’s star-studded 1996 film takes some very contemporary twists – it’s a must see. Starring Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Aragorn, and Batman… er, sorry, Viggo Mortensen and Christian Bale.
Made-for-TV BBC version, in six episodes.
The very serious 1996 movie poster.
Here’s a famous John Singer Sargent portrait of a real-life lady, Isabella Stewart Gardner, the possible inspiration for our Miss Archer.
The Cornell University Library provides an online version of the original text of Portrait of a Lady, as printed in the Atlantic Monthly in 1880 – definitely check this out.
Many, many scanned copies of James first editions – including volume 2 of Portrait.
This page, the Henry James Scholar’s Guide to Web Sites is, well, exactly what it claims to be.
James’s grave and brief bio at findagrave.com – a little creepy, but interesting nonetheless.
A great, very comprehensive all-James, all-the-time website.
A timeline of James’s life, courtesy of the U.K. newspaper The Guardian.