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Portrait of a Lady is 131 years old today #quotable #book2movie

Henry James published Portrait
of a Lady 131 years ago today.
Nicole Kidman starred in the
1996 screen adaptation.

“Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic.”

Henry James, Portrait of a Lady


  1. Ooh. I missed this one. Nicole Kidman looks imposing.

  2. Paulita:I missed it too; definitely one to rent.
    Kathy: I like the idea of her reputation for reading 'hanging' about her like a cloudy envelope. You can see her shrouded in a bookish fog.


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