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The Wings of the Dove

Henry James

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--motive; I can scarce remember the time when the situation on which this long-drawn fiction mainly rests was not vividly present to me. The idea, reduced to its essence, is that of a young person conscious of a greatcapacity for life, but early stricken and doomed, condemned to die under short respite, while also enamoured of the world; aware moreover of the condemnation and passionately desiring to "put in" before extinction as many of the finer vibrations as possible, and so achieve, however briefly and brokenly, the sense of having lived. (summary taken from the Preface by Henry James)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

20h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

50:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

40:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

51:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

30:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:41