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The Portrait of a Lady

The Portrait of a Lady


by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady: That’s a Lady? She Couldn’t Have Shaved First? True or False

1. Who proposes to Isabel? -> Mr. Touchett
2. Aside from visiting Isabel, why is Henrietta excited about being in Europe? -> As a journalist, she is eager to report on life in Europe
3. What is Isabel’s response when Caspar also proposes? -> She turns him down
4. What does Ralph convince Mr. Touchett to do before he dies? -> Change his will to leave Gardencourt to Ralph
5. To whom does Madame Merle introduce Isabel? -> Her personal trainer. Hint hint.