Wings of the Dove
Henry James Jr.

About the Book

Beautiful Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will. So when Milly Theale arrives in Europe from America, laden with wealth but also gravely ill, Kate sees an opportunity to exploit her vulnerability and devises a plan that will see her and Merton financially provided for. Her scheming is flawed though, for it fails to take into account the inconstancies of the human heart.John Bayley's introduction examines the novel in the context of James's other late, great works.

First Sentence

SHE waited, Kate Croy, for her father to come in, but he kept her unconscionably, and there were moments at which she showed herself, in the glass over the mantel, a face positively pale with the irritation that had brought her to the point of going away without sight of him.

Edition Notes

Series
Konemann Classics

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Dimensions
6.5 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
Weight
15.5 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8948125M
ISBN 10
3829053878
ISBN 13
9783829053877
OCLC/WorldCat
47121986
Library Thing
3078
Goodreads
124267

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