The Wings of the Dove (Paperback)

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By Henry James, Jr., Amy Bloom (Introduction by)
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
Set amid the splendor of London drawing rooms and gilded Venetian palazzos, The Wings of the Dove is the story of Milly Theale, a naIve, 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, "The Wings of the Dove is a novel of intimacy. . . . James] gives us passion, he gives us love in its terrible and enchanting forms.

About the 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.

Amy Bloom is the author of Away, a novel, and two collections of prize-winning stories: Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You. She is a psychotherapist and teaches creative writing at Yale University, where she is a Fellow of Calhoun College.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812967197
ISBN-10: 0812967194
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: April 8th, 2003
Pages: 768
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)