America with her niece ,
Isabel Archer . Isabel is a young American woman of marriageable age . Her
father has just died , her mother died some time previously , and her two
older sisters are already married . Since Isabel is now alone , and since
her aunt thinks well of her , Mrs . Touchett has brought Isabel to Europe
so that she can become more sophisticated and therefore improve her
prospects for a good marriage .
Just before Isabel appears , Lord Warburton tells Mr . Touchett and...