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The Resource The spoils of Poynton, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by David Lodge and notes by Patricia Crick

The spoils of Poynton, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by David Lodge and notes by Patricia Crick

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The spoils of Poynton
Title
The spoils of Poynton
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Henry James ; edited with an introduction by David Lodge and notes by Patricia Crick
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eng
Summary
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 'things' -- the antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park in the south of England. Her son Owen, however, has inconveniently become engaged to the uncultured Mona Brigstock. As a dramatic family quarrel unfolds, the hesitating Fleda is drawn in, and yet she seems 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 allegience of one weak-willed man
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036032
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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bibliography
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1935-
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  • Lodge, David
  • Crick, Patricia
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True
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Penguin classics
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Label
The spoils of Poynton, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by David Lodge and notes by Patricia Crick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Appendix: Extracts from Henry James's Notebooks, concerning The spoils of Poynton
Control code
000007030618
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780140432886
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
The spoils of Poynton, Henry James ; edited with an introduction by David Lodge and notes by Patricia Crick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Appendix: Extracts from Henry James's Notebooks, concerning The spoils of Poynton
Control code
000007030618
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
247 p.
Isbn
9780140432886
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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