9788420432847

La señora Osmond/ Mrs. Osmond

  • ISBN 13:

    9788420432847

  • ISBN 10:

    8420432849

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/25/2018
  • Publisher: Alfaguara

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Summary

Tras ponerse en la piel de Chandler, Banville se disfraza de Henry James.

La última proeza literaria del Premio Príncipe de Asturias: un doble clásico moderno.

«Uno de los mejores libros del año.».-The Guardian

Huyendo de Roma y de un matrimonio demoledor, Isabel Osmond viaja a Londres, donde se repone de la reciente revelación de la traición de su marido durante largos años. ¿Qué hacer ahora, qué camino debería seguir, y cuál es la salida del complejo laberinto emocional en el que lleva tanto tiempo atrapada? Bajo el estímulo del dolor y la certeza de haber sido seriamente agraviada, está determinada a reemprender la búsqueda de libertad e independencia que animó su juventud. Pero debe regresar a Italia y enfrentarse a Gilbert Osmond y deshacerse de su poderoso yugo. ¿Logrará burlar su influencia y afianzar su venganza?

La señora Osmond es una proeza literaria con el Retrato de una dama de Henry James como telón de fondo: una novela magistral sobre la deslealtad, la corrupción y la ambigüedad moral, y el soberbio retrato de una heroína inolvidable.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea, a dazzling and audacious new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected territory.

Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naïve girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and—as Isabel finds out too late—cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy—along with someone else!—the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow.

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