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The Wings of the Dove (Modern Library Classics)

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First published in 1902, The Wings of the Dove "represents the pinnacle of James's prose" (Louis Auchincloss). It is a classic example of James's meticulously designed morality tales of treachery and self-betrayal, as a young, naive American heiress becomes both the victim and redeemer of the scheming lovers who conspire to obtain her fortune. This is the definitive New York Edition, which first appeared in 1907, and includes the author's preface, new notes by James scholar Peter Walker, and a reading group guide.

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Set amid the splendor of London drawing rooms and gilded Venetian palazzos, The Wings of the Dove is the story of Milly Theale, a naïve, doomed American heiress, and a pair of lovers, Kate Croy and Merton Densher, who conspire to obtain her fortune. In this witty tragedy of treachery, self-deception, and betrayal, Henry James weaves together three ill-fated and wholly human destinies unexpectedly linked by desire, greed, and salvation. As Amy Bloom writes in her Introduction, “The Wings of the Dove is a novel of intimacy. . . . [James] gives us passion, he gives us love in its terrible and enchanting forms.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812967197
Introduction:
Bloom, Amy
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Bloom, Amy
Introduction:
Bloom, Amy
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Bloom, Amy
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
London
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
Triangles
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8.04x5.31x1.65 in. 1.24 lbs.

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