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

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The Wings of the Dove
Title:The Wings of the Dove
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Number of Pages:741
Category:Classics, Fiction, Literature
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A thing to marvel at a thing to be grateful for A rich American art collector and his daughter Maggie buy in for themselves and to their greater glory a beautiful young wife and noble husband They do not know that Charlotte and Prince Amerigo were formerly lovers nor that on the eve of the Prince s marriage they had discovered in a Bloomsbury antique shop a golden bowl with a secret flaw The superstitious Amerigo fearing for his gilded future refuses to accept it as a wedding gift from Charlotte Don t you think too much of cracks she is later to say to him aren t you too afraid of them I risk the cracks When the golden bowl is broken Maggie must leave the security of her childhood and try to reassemble the pieces of her shattered happiness br br In this the last of his three great poetic masterpieces James combined with a dazzling virtuosity elements of social comedy of mystery terror and myth The Golden Bowl is the most controversial ambiguous and sophisticated of James s novels br br The text of this World s Classics paperback is that of the first English edition James s Preface is included and a new introduction notes and selected variant readings, The plot of i Washington Square i has the simplicity of old fashioned melodrama a plain looking good hearted young woman the only child of a rich widower is pursued by a charming but unscrupulous man who seeks the wealth she will presumably inherit On this premise Henry James constructed one of his most memorable novels a story in which love is answered with betrayal and loyalty leads inexorably to despair p from the Introduction by Peter Conn p p In i Washington Square i Henry James reminisces about the New York he had known thirty years before as he tells the story of Catherine Sloper and her fortune seeking suitor Morris Townsend This perceptively drawn human drama is James most accessible work and an enduring literary triumph p p Washington Square Press Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader This edition of i Washington Square i has been prepared by Peter Conn Andrea Mitchell Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania It includes his introduction notes selection of critical excerpts and suggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs p, This brilliant satire of the women s rights movement in America is the story of the ravishing inspirational speaker Verena Tarrant and the bitter struggle between two distant cousins who seek to control her Will the privileged Boston feminist Olive Chancellor succeed in turning her beloved ward into a celebrated activist and lifetime companion Or will Basil Ransom a conservative southern lawyer steal Verena s heart and remove her from the limelight br br i The Bostonians i has a vigor and blithe wit found nowhere else in James writes A S Byatt in her Introduction It is about idealism in a democracy that is still recovering from a civil war bitterly fought for social ideals written with a ferocious precise detailed and wildly comic realism, 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