The Wings of the Dove, by JAMES, HENRYBLOOM, AMY
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- ISBN: 9780812967197 | 0812967194
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 4/8/2003
Set amid the splendor of London drawing rooms and gilded Venetian palazzos,The Wings of the Doveis 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 Doveis a novel of intimacy. . . . [James] gives us passion, he gives us love in its terrible and enchanting forms."