20 Jan

The Portrait of a Lady chapter 10

We meet Henrietta Stackpole.  How would you describe the journalist from America?

I think Ralph Touchett hits the nail on the head.

“She’s too personal–considering that she expects other people not to be.  She walks in without knocking at the door.”

What are your impressions of Isabel’s friend?


Posted by on January 20, 2013 in The Portrait of a Lady


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2 responses to “Doorbell

  1. Ruth

    January 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

    My first impression of Stackpole was not a pleasant one, but I withheld my opinion in my first summaries, and it has since changed a bit. I did find her too forward or assertive for my taste.

  2. Norma carey

    January 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    In a preface by Henry James he notes ” Henrietta must have been at that time a part of my wonderful notion of the lively.


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