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Title:The Wings of the Dove
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Publisher:The Modern Library/Random House, Inc.
ISBN:0812967194
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Number of Pages:741
Category:Classics, Fiction, Literature

The Wings of the Dove by Henry James, Amy Bloom, Pierre A. Walker

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Wings of the Dove Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best novels of all time b .

Set amid the splendor of London drawing rooms and gilded Venetian palazzos b The Wings of the Dove b is the story of Milly Theale a na ve 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 b The Wings of the Dove b is a novel of intimacy James gives us passion he gives us love in its terrible and enchanting forms

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When Isabel Archer a beautiful spirited American is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett it is expected that she will soon marry But Isabel resolved to determine her own fate does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond who beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation is cruelty itself A story of intense poignancy Isabel s tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences br br, In Henry James s Daisy Miller a young American woman ventures into sophisticated European society where her naivete provokes scandal and tragedy Graham Greene called Washington Square the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen s Each work weaves an intricate tale of marriage money and manners, b Selected by the Modern Library as one of the best novels of all time b br br Set amid the splendor of London drawing rooms and gilded Venetian palazzos b The Wings of the Dove b is the story of Milly Theale a na ve 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 b The Wings of the Dove b is a novel of intimacy James gives us passion he gives us love in its terrible and enchanting forms, Traveling in Europe with her family Daisy Miller an exquisitely beautiful young American woman presents her fellow countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve Is she deliberately flouting social conventions in the way she talks and acts or is she simply ignorant of them When she strikes up an intimate friendship with an urbane young Italian her flat refusal to observe the codes of respectable behavior leaves her perilously exposed In Daisy Miller James created his first great portrait of an enigmatic and independent American woman a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces