• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Wings of the Dove - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
  • The Wings of the Dove - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Wings of the Dove - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction), (series editor)
£1.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 05/06/2009
  • Not available

This product is only available to collect in store.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

With an Introduction by Nicola Bradbury, University of Reading.

The Wings of the Dove is a tale of desire and possession, of love and death. It is in essence a simple story, but one that opens up the great subject of art: life itself. To tackle this, James moves between fairytale storylines and the startlingly modern techniques of his testing late style. An unspeakable subtext lies beneath the silence. Distinct points of view and different centres of consciousness betray the dislocation of the social facade from the desolation beneath. For all the familiar signs, there is a gulf between glamour and the underlying threat of loss.

The eternal triangle of romance is played out here like a game on an international stage for the very highest stakes. It centres on 'the dying girl who wants to live - to live and love.' But those closest to her are in competition for what she can leave behind. Milly Theale, 'the heiress of all the ages', is imaged as a dove, a princess, a Renaissance beauty, but these symbols come at a dreadful cost. By the end of the novel we know, 'We shall never be again as we were!'

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840221817
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Midnight's Children
Added to basket
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Added to basket
East of Eden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Spy In The House Of Love
Added to basket
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Tender is the Night
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Added to basket
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.