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The setting is New York City. The plot centers upon an heiress, Catherine Sloper, favored by neither beauty nor brilliance; her proud and pitiless father, Doctor Sloper; and her fortune-hunting suitor, Morris Townsend. Through a series of confrontations and self-revelations, James portrays their shifting relationships and his own views of love and cruelty, innocence and treachery.
Henry James, who was born on April 15, 1843 in New York, New York and lived until February 28, 1916, was made to write Classics stories! The success of the Unabridged version of The Portrait of a Lady helped put James on the map. Read by popular narrator John Wood, The Portrait of a Lady is his most popular audiobook on AudiobookStore.com. With other Classics titles, like the most recent audiobook, The Ambassadors (Dramatised), James has 95 audiobooks available to listen to instantly, providing customers with over 724 hours of audio enjoyment. The Ambassadors, added to our selection in 1999, was the first audiobook from James to be added to our site. With popular titles like The Ambassadors (Dramatised), The Ambassadors and The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James has a Classics audiobook for everyone to enjoy! To view the complete selection of James's 95 audiobooks, please visit his author page to find one you will enjoy: Henry James audiobooks.