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The Wings of the Dove

Henry James

Beautiful Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will. So when Milly Theale arrives in Europe from America, laden with wealth but also gravely ill, Kate sees an opportunity to exploit Milly's vulnerability and devises a plan that will see herself and Merton financially provided for. Her scheming is flawed, though, for it fails to take into account the inconstancies of the human heart. First published in 1902, this rich and intriguing novel has lost none of its fascination and relevance.

Beautiful Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will. So when Milly Theale arrives in Europe from America, laden with wealth but also gravely ill, Kate sees an opportunity to exploit Milly's vulnerability and devises a plan that will see herself and Merton financially provided for. Her scheming is flawed, though, for it fails to take into account the inconstancies of the human heart. First published in 1902, this rich and intriguing novel has lost none of its fascination and relevance.
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Beautiful Kate Croy may have been left penniless by her relatives, but her bold, ambitious nature ensures she will not succumb meekly to a life of poverty. If the financial circumstances of Merton Densher, the man she is passionately in love with, are not sufficient to secure her future, perhaps her cunning will. So when Milly Theale arrives in Europe from America, laden with wealth but also gravely ill, Kate sees an opportunity to exploit Milly's vulnerability and devises a plan that will see herself and Merton financially provided for. Her scheming is flawed, though, for it fails to take into account the inconstancies of the human heart. First published in 1902, this rich and intriguing novel has lost none of its fascination and relevance.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

17h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

36:00


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

33:06


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

45:14


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

41:36


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

40:06


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

24:27


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

36:38


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

26:40


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

32:13


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

16:01


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

19:51


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

26:52


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

22:40


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

19:29


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

21:29


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

25:15


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

20:02


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

23:14


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

26:11


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

34:19


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

42:43


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

34:39


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

16:37


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

25:17


Part 7, Chapter 25
Part 7, Chapter 25

33:16


Part 8, Chapter 26
Part 8, Chapter 26

25:54


Part 8, Chapter 27
Part 8, Chapter 27

23:20


Part 8, Chapter 28
Part 8, Chapter 28

45:17


Part 9, Chapter 29
Part 9, Chapter 29

25:11


Part 9, Chapter 30
Part 9, Chapter 30

30:44


Part 9, Chapter 31
Part 9, Chapter 31

35:49


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

25:43


Part 10, Chapter 33
Part 10, Chapter 33

31:04


Part 10, Chapter 34
Part 10, Chapter 34

27:27


Part 10, Chapter 35
Part 10, Chapter 35

18:17


Part 10, Chapter 36
Part 10, Chapter 36

20:23


Part 10, Chapter 37
Part 10, Chapter 37

17:00


Part 10, Chapter 38
Part 10, Chapter 38

27:52


Part 10, Chapter 39
Part 10, Chapter 39

00:24