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Download EBOOK Wings of the Dove (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF for free Autor: Henry James
ISBN-13: 9781593082963
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publisher date: 2/1/2005
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 138 KB
Language: English

Description of the book "Wings of the Dove (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)":

The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James, is part of the Barnes &- Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes &- Noble Classics:
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications- some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes &- Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

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 PDF’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 “the world’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 PDF 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.


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