""The Wings of the Dove" represents the pinnacle of James's prose."--Louis AuchinclossRezension:
?He is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare in the history of poetry.? ?Graham Greene
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd Mrz 2008, 2008. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 197x130x26 mm. Neuware - Emerging from the grit and stigma of poverty to a life of fairytale privilege under the wing of her aunt, the beautiful and financially ambitious Kate Croy is already romantically involved with promising journalist Merton Densher when they become acquainted with Milly Theale, a New York socialite of immense wealth. Learning of Milly's mortal illness and passionate attraction to Densher, Kate sets the scene for a romantic betrayal intended to secure her lasting financial security. As the dying Milly retreats within the carnival splendour of a Venetian palazzo, becoming the frail hub of a predatory circle of fortune-seekers, James unfolds a resonant, brooding tale of doomed passion, betrayal, human resilience and remorse. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 608 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141441283