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The Spoils of Poynton : Classics S - Henry James

The Spoils of Poynton

Classics S


Published: May 1989
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Mrs Gereth is convinced that Fleda Vetch would make the perfect daughter-in-law. Only the dreamy, highly-strung young woman can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's passion for her â¬~things' - the antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park in the south of England. Owen Gereth, however, has inconveniently become engaged to the uncultured Mona Brigstock. As a dramatic family quarrel unfolds, the hesitating Fleda is drawn in, yet she remains reluctant to captivate Owen, who seems as attracted to her as she is to him. Is she motivated by scruple or fear? In The Spoils of Poynton (1897), Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.

About the Author

Born in New York of Irish and Scottish ancestry and educated in New York, London and Paris, Henry James is best known for his cosmopolitan and often haunting portraits of European and American life. He was also a prolific writer of literary criticism and shorter fiction. James settled in England in 1876, where he spent most of the rest of his life and completed his best-known work.

Introductionp. vii
Note on the textp. xxvii
Further readingp. xxxi
Chronologyp. xxxv
Prefacep. xxxix
The Spoils of Poyntonp. I
Notesp. 185
Variant readingsp. 193
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ISBN: 9780140432886
ISBN-10: 0140432884
Series: Classics S
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: May 1989
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1