The Wings of the Dove
by Henry James
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1902
Number of pages: 576
A brilliant and sophisticated satire of manners and morals in the best Jamesian tradition. The Wings of the Dove is an indelible take on the tragic love triangle in which two poor yet ardent lovers seduce a dying woman in the hope that she will leave them her fortune.
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