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The wings of the dove authoritative text, the author and the novel, criticism

Kate Croy is in love with the English journalist, Merton Densher, but will not marry him until he is financially secure. When she discovers that her friend, Milly Theale, an American heiress, has not long to live, she tells Densher to take an interest in Milly, who promptly falls in love with him. Before her death, Milly learns of Kate and Denshers' true relationship, but she nevertheless leaves Densher her money.

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  • "Kate Croy is in love with the English journalist, Merton Densher, but will not marry him until he is financially secure. When she discovers that her friend, Milly Theale, an American heiress, has not long to live, she tells Densher to take an interest in Milly, who promptly falls in love with him. Before her death, Milly learns of Kate and Denshers' true relationship, but she nevertheless leaves Densher her money."@en
  • "Young Londoners Kate and Merton are engaged, but have no money to marry on. When the wealthy but terminally ill American heiress Milly arrives in London, Kate schemes for a way to inherit her fortune. But when Kate achieves all she had hoped for, she finds that the money and the gentle, beautiful Milly have changed everything."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "Kate Croy and Merton Densher, poor and secretly engaged, try to encourage the interest of Milly Theale, a fatally ill young heiress."@en
  • "Kate Croy and Merton Densher, poor and secretly engaged, try to encourage the interest of Milly Theale, a fatally ill young heiress."
  • "In early-20th-century London, Kate Croy and Merton Densher are engaged in a passionate, clandestine love affair. Croy is desperately in love with Densher, who has all the qualities of a potentially excellent husband: he's handsome, witty, and idealistic--the one thing he lacks is money, which ultimately renders him unsuitable as a mate. By chance, Croy befriends a young American heiress, Milly Theale. When Croy discovers that Theale suffers from a mysterious and fatal malady, she hatches a plan that can give all three characters something that they want--at a price."@en
  • "The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt class=MsoNormal>One of three masterpieces from Henry James's final, “major phase, The Wings of the Dove dramatizes the conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions. Born to wealth and privilege, Kate Croy's mother threw it all away to marry a penniless opium addict. After her mother's death, Kate is offered an opportunity to return to the opulent lifestyle her mother gave up—on one condition. Kate must renounce the man she loves: the witty, good-looking, but poor, Merton Densher. Reluctantly agreeing, Kate finds herself becoming friends with “the world's richest orphan, Millie Theale. When Kate learns that Millie is dying, she devises a plan of dizzying possibility for herself and Merton that should solve all their problems, but instead leads them down a path strewn with tragic, unexpected consequences. First published in 1902, this rich and intriguing novel has lost none of its fascination and relevance a century later. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Bruce L. R. Smith is a Fellow of the Heyman Center for the Humanities of Columbia University. He has served as Professor of Public Law and Government at Columbia, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and as an official in the U. S. State Department. He is the author or editor of sixteen scholarly books, and lectures widely on public affairs and literary topics."
  • "An angel with a thumping bank accountMilly Theale, an American heiress in London, is young, hungry for life, and terminally ill. There she meets the dazzling beauty Kate Croy. Unbeknownst to Milly, Kate is madly in love with an old acquaintance of hers, Merton Densher, a young journalist who has everything a woman like Kate could want?except money.Intensely aware of her new friend?s fate and coveting her fortune, Kate secretly spurs Merton to seduce and marry Milly, who believes that to die without having loved is not to have lived at all. But when Milly discovers their scheme to inherit her wealth, Kate and Merton learn that deceit can have unforeseen consequences...."@en
  • "A couple with everything but money. An heiress with everything but love. A temptation no one could resist. In 1920's England, an impoverished British woman, whom gave up her fancy lifestyle for her journalist boyfriend, befriends a terminally ill American heiress hoping she and her boyfriend will come into access with wealth and power again. Kate Croy's mother was born to wealth and privilege, but she threw it all away to marry Kate's father, a penniless opium addict who admits to having stolen from his wife. After her mother's death, Kate is offered an opportunity to return to the life her mother gave up. There is a condition, however: Kate must sever all of her old ties, not only to her father, but also to her lover, the muck-raking journalist Merton Densher, whom she has promised marriage. Kate reluctantly agrees to this, and in the meantime becomes friendly with "the world's richest orphan," Millie Theale, an American making the Grand Tour. Desperate to see Kate, Merton crashes a party that she and Millie are attending, and Millie is attracted to him. When Kate learns that Millie is dying, she comes up with a plan to have her cake and eat it too ... but all does not go as planned."@en
  • "From Miramax, directed by Ian Softley, Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, and Charlotte Rampling star in this film about a gravely ill young woman searching for happiness and self-fulfillment."
  • "From Miramax, directed by Ian Softley, Helena Bonham-Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, and Charlotte Rampling star in this film about a gravely ill young woman searching for happiness and self-fulfillment."@en
  • "Kate Croy and her lover scheme to extort money from a naive and trusting American heiress who is dying."
  • "Kate Croy and her lover scheme to extort money from a naive and trusting American heiress who is dying."@en
  • "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."
  • "Milly Theale is a wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems: materialism, romance, self-delusion and, ultimately, fatal illness insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl."
  • "Confronting a Bronzino portrait in an English country house, a young American heiress comes face to face with her own predicament. For Milly Theale, who seems to have the world before her and at her feet, is fatally ill. Eager for life, eager for love, she embarks on her European adventure, warming to the admiration of her new friends Kate Croy and Merton Densher. But Merton and Kate are secretly engaged, and come to see in this angel with a thumping bank account as a solution to their own problems. For the remarkable Kate, scheming, passionate, poetic, also wants to live. - Publisher."
  • "'She found herself, for the first moment, looking at the mysterious portrait through tears. Perhaps it was her tears that made it just then so strange and fair ...the face of a young woman, all splendidly drawn, down to the hands, and splendidly dressed...And she was dead, dead, dead'. 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."@en
  • "The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested."@en
  • "Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful, but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems; materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness, insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl."@en
  • "Milly Theale is a young, beautiful, and fabulously wealthy American. When she arrives in London and meets the equally beautiful, but impoverished Kate Croy, they form an intimate friendship. But nothing is as it seems; materialism, romance, self-delusion, and ultimately fatal illness, insidiously contaminate the glamorous social whirl."
  • "When the threat of poverty forces Kate Croy and Merton Densher to reconsider their engagement to one another, Kate becomes determined to find a solution. The answer comes in the form of Milly Theale, a rich, young American woman visiting London as a result of her failing health. With a dramatic plan to exploit Milly's wealth and her affection for Merton, Kate believes she will achieve all that she has hoped for. The subsequent unexpected and tragic consequences reveal the painful cost of her selfishness and the ultimate struggle for Milly to "achieve, however briefly and brokenly, the sense of having lived." Dramatizing the moral shift of the early 1900s, Henry James's The Wings of the Dove is today recognized as an American literary classic. Published in 1902, the novel has been adapted multiple times for both screen and stage, including the 1997 Academy Award nominated film of the same name. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Wings of the Dove twenty-sixth on its list of the best 100 English-Language novels of the twentieth century. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "An angel with a robust bank account Milly Theale, an American heiress in London, is young, hungry for life, and terminally ill. There she meets the dazzling beauty Kate Croy and reunites with an old acquaintence, Merton Densher. Unbeknownst to Milly, Kate is madly in love with Merton, a young journalist who has everything a woman like Kate could want'except money. Intensely aware of her new friend's fate and coveting her fortune, Kate secretly spurs Merton to seduce and marry Milly in order to inherit her wealth. But when Milly discovers their scheme, Kate and Merton learn that deceit can have unforeseen consequences..."@en
  • "Set in the elegant societies of London and Venice, the theme here is the human price this world exacts as it transforms two lovers--a man of good conscience and a woman of vitality--into conspirators set on victimizing an American millionairess, a naive young woman in love with life, and inexorably doomed."@en
  • "Henry James's unabashed look at the working of the human heart, and the greed and malice which can pull it apart in a tale that still resonates today. A young couple, deeply in love but penniless, embarks upon a scheme to become rich by seducing a wealthy heiress who is terminally ill. But the plans they hatched have run awry, and in ways that they could never have foreseen."@en
  • "This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her impact on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. Milly is based on Minny Temple (1845-1870), James' beloved cousin who died from tuberculosis."
  • "The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. One of the masterpieces of James' final period, this novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her impact on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en

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