The Wings of the Dove (Paperback)

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By Henry James, 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

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.

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)