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Mrs Osmond

Mrs Osmond (Hardback)

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I do like a bit of Henry James so was very keen to read Mrs Osmond, Banville's continuation of The Portrait of a Lady. It was interesting, reading someone else writing in James' style and for the first couple of chapters that dominated my thoughts. But then I became completely drawn into Isabel's predicament and what she was planning to do next with her life. I found it an absorbing read, and I'm gladly adding it my Women Who Make Unsuitable Marriages shelf.

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Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence. Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge? Mrs Osmond is a masterly novel of betrayal, corruption and moral ambiguity, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 05/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9780241260173  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of fifteen previous novels including The Sea, which won the 2005 Man Booker Prize. In 2011 he was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, in 2013 he was awarded the Irish PEN Award for Outstanding Achievement in Irish Literature, and in 2014 he won the Prince of Asturias Award, Spain's most important literary prize. He lives in Dublin.

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