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Wings of the Dove

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Of the three late masterpieces that crown the extraordinary literary achievement of Henry James, The Wings of the Dove (1902) is at once the most personal and the most elemental. James drew on the memory of a beloved cousin who died young to create one of the three central characters, Milly Theale, an heiress with a short time to live and a passion for experiencing life to its fullest. To the creation of the other two, Merton Densher and the magnificent, predatory Kate Croy, who conspire in an act of deceit and betrayal, he brought a lifetime's distilled wisdom about the frailty of the human soul when it is trapped in the depths of need and desire. And he brought to the drama that unites these three characters, in the drawing rooms of London and on the storm-lit piazzas of Venice, a starkness and classical purity almost unprecedented in his work. Under its brilliant, coruscating surfaces, beyond the scrim of its marvelous rhetorical and psychological devices, The Wings of the Dove offers an unfettered vision of our civilization and its discontents. It represents a culmination of James's art and, as such, of the art of the novel itself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679600671
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Love stories
Edition Description:
1993 Modern Library ed.
Series:
Modern Library Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 711 p.
Dimensions:
7.54x5.07x1.77 in. 1.39 lbs.

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