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One of three masterpieces from Henry James's final, "major" phase," The Wings of the Dove" dramatizes the conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions. Born to wealth and privilege, Kate Croy's mother threw it all away to marry a penniless opium addict. After her mother's death, Kate is offered an opportunity to return to the opulent lifestyle her mother gave up-on one condition. Kate must renounce the man she loves: the witty, good-looking, but poor, Merton Densher. Reluctantly agreeing, Kate finds herself becoming friends with "theworld's richest orphan," Millie Theale. When Kate learns that Millie is dying, she devises a plan of dizzying possibility for herself and Merton that should solve all their problems, but instead leads them down a path strewn with tragic, unexpected consequences.
First published in 1902, this rich and intriguing novel has lost none of its fascination and relevance a century later.
Bruce L. R. Smith is a Fellow of the Heyman Center for the Humanities of Columbia University. He has served as Professor of Public Law and Government at Columbia, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and as an official in the U. S. State Department. He is the author or editor of sixteen scholarly books, and lectures widely on public affairs and literary topics.
About the Author :
Jr Henry James has contributed to The Wings of the Dove as an author.
Henry James was born the son of a religious philosopher in New York City in 1843. His famous works include The Portrait of a Lady, Washington Square, Daisy Miller, and The Turn of the Screw. He died in London in 1916, and is buried in the family plot in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
George Stade has contributed to The Wings of the Dove as an author. Born in New York City, 1933; PhD Columbia University with dissertatino on Robert Graves. Taught Classics of Moderninst fiction, Modern Criticism and more. Published hundreds of reviews in The New York Times, The Nation, The New Republic, Partisan Review. Editorial Director, Barnes & Noble Classics
|Title:||The Wings of the Dove||Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Classics|
|Author:||Jr Henry James, George Stade, Bruce L R Smith|
|No. of Pages:||508|
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