The Wings of the Dove

x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 1999
Product Number: EB00401161
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101219539
Publisher: Signet
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Of the three late masterpieces that crown the extraordinary literary achievement of Henry James, The Wings of the Dove (1902) is at once the most personal and the most elemental. James drew on the memory of a beloved cousin who died young to create one of the three central characters, Milly Theale, an heiress with a short time to live and a passion for experiencing life to its fullest. To the creation of the other two, Merton Densher and the magnificent, predatory Kate Croy, who conspire in an act of deceit and betrayal, he brought a lifetime's distilled wisdom about the frailty of the human soul when it is trapped in the depths of need and desire. And he brought to the drama that unites these three characters, in the drawing rooms of London and on the storm-lit piazzas of Venice, a starkness and classical purity almost unprecedented in his work. Under its brilliant, coruscating surfaces, beyond the scrim of its marvelous rhetorical and psychological devices, The Wings of the Dove offers an unfettered vision of our civilization and its discontents. It represents a culmination of James's art and, as such, of the art of the novel itself. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Narrator(s): Juliet Stevenson
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD46484
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094015149
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number DC888
Released: Jun 27, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400119806
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number Z10005260
Released: Dec 14, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400199808
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Narrator(s): Wanda McCaddon
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100097845
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483074573
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100106585
Released: Mar 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781980491
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Product Number EB00162685
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780679641568
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Product Number EB00415105
Released: Jun 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443429313
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Product Number EB00415121
Released: Jun 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443432221
x-large
Author(s): Henry James
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677602
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938013

Sign up for our email newsletter