The Spoils of Poynton (Google eBook)
"The Spoils of Poynton" is the tale of the widow Adela Gereth, an iron-willed woman of impeccable taste, and her conflicts with her son Owen over the antique furniture and art in the family home of Poynton. Told from the perspective of Fleda Vetch, a young woman caught between her love for Owen, who is engaged to another, and her concern for Mrs. Gereth. Originally serialized in "The Atlantic Monthly" in 1896 "The Spoils of Poynton" is ultimately a tragic tale of materialism.
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Review: The Spoils of PoyntonUser Review - Lucy - Goodreads
Only for fans of Henry James, really - if you're a newbie, then go for Portrait of a Lady or my favourite, Princess Casamassima. This is in typical later James style, but atypically there is not a ... Read full review
Review: The Spoils of PoyntonUser Review - Jen Crichton - Goodreads
Started so beautifully, about a collector's obsessive love for her things. But rather than drill deep into the heart of that love and the objects of her love, the novel shifts over to a more mundane ... Read full review