Wings of the Dove by Henry James

This novel centers around a young woman, Milly Theale, who is terminally ill and wealthy. She becomes the object of a conspiracy by two other characters, Kate Croy and Merton Densher, who are in love but too poor to marry. Kate manipulates the situation so that Densher becomes close to Milly, intending for him to marry her and inherit her wealth when she dies. However, Densher eventually falls in love with Milly, leading to a complex triangle of love, deceit, and moral ambiguity.

The 383rd greatest book of all time


Published
1902
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
150,000
Original Language
English

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