The Wings of the Dove - eBook
The Wings of the Dove - eBook  -     By: Henry James, Brenda Wineapple
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Title: The Wings of the Dove - eBook
By: Henry James, Brenda Wineapple
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Signet
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 9781101219539
ISBN-13: 9781101219539
Series: Signet Classics
Stock No: WW46830EB

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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.

Author Bio

Amy Bloom is the author of two collections of short stories, including A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You; a novel, Love Invents Us; and a nonfiction book, Normal. Her work has appeared in various publications and is widely anthologized. She lives in Connecticut and teaches at Yale.

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The Wings of the Dove represents the pinnacle of James’s prose.”—Louis Auchincloss

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