The Wings Of The Dove

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 440 pages
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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.

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Wow, what a magnificent writer! - Goodreads
And so very hard to read. - Goodreads
love story set in England and Venice. - Goodreads
James's style gets in the way of his plot here. - Goodreads
I did very much enjoy the ending. - Goodreads
You just have to surrender yourself to the slow pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Feathzzz - Goodreads

This book is, in James' own words, prodigious. There's a lot here to express that's hard to. Off the back I was in love with the writing. I know it drives a lot of people crazy. But for a particular ... Read full review

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I am a loser. I could not finish listening to this. I want to blame the Librivox recording which has several different readers, and one, in particular, who mispronounced many words. But I think ... Read full review

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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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