The Wings of the Dove

The Wings of the Dove

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Introduction by:
Afterword by:

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451468918
  • 528 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


A new edition of Henry James’s classic novel featuring a new afterword.

Milly 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 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. But their scheme to inherit her wealth does not go according to plan, and Kate and Merton learn that deceit alters love, and love, deceit.
With an Introduction by Brenda Wineapple
and a New Afterword


The Wings of the Dove represents the pinnacle of James’s prose.”—Louis Auchincloss