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Wings of the dove

Author: Henry James; Peter Brooks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confronting a Bronzino portrait in an English country house, a young American heiress comes face to face with her own predicament. For Milly Theale, who seems to have the world before her and at her feet, is fatally ill. Eager for life, eager for love, she embarks on her European adventure, warming to the admiration of her new friends Kate Croy and Merton Densher. But Merton and Kate are secretly engaged, and come  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Peter Brooks
ISBN: 9780199555437 0199555435
OCLC Number: 425282513
Description: xlviii, 531 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Further reading --
Chronology of Henry James --
Preface by Henry James --
The Wings of the Dove --
Appendix : From James's notebook --
Notes --
Selected variant readings.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Brooks.

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Confronting a Bronzino portrait in an English country house, a young American heiress comes face to face with her own predicament. For Milly Theale, who seems to have the world before her and at her feet, is fatally ill. Eager for life, eager for love, she embarks on her European adventure, warming to the admiration of her new friends Kate Croy and Merton Densher. But Merton and Kate are secretly engaged, and come to see in this angel with a thumping bank account as a solution to their own problems. For the remarkable Kate, scheming, passionate, poetic, also wants to live. - Publisher.

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