Video

The Leonard Lopate Show: John Banville on His New Novel 'Mrs. Osmond'

Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville discusses his new novel, "Mrs. Osmond."

He continues the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James’ "Portrait of a Lady." He tells the story of Isabel’s marriage to the cruel Gilbert Osmond and imagines that she decided to return to be with him in Italy, despite her chance to stay in England with Caspar Goodwood.

Advertisement