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spoils of Poynton

Henry James Jr.

spoils of Poynton

by Henry James Jr.

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Published by New Directions in Norfolk, Conn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementHenry James.
SeriesThe new classics series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2116 S65
The Physical Object
Pagination323 p.
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15106814M

The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James, Fiction, Literary (Hardcover) Published January 1st by Wildside Press Hardcover, pages. LibriVox recording of The Spoils of Poynton, by Henry James. Read by Nicholas Clifford. The recently widowed Adela Gereth, a lover of beauty and passionate collector of fine objects, strikes up a friendship with the young Fleda Vetch, when both of them find themselves guests in the tasteless house of the Brigstock family.

Summary: The Spoils of Poynton describes the struggle between Mrs. Gereth, a widow of impeccable taste and iron will, and her son Owen over a houseful of precious antique furniture. The story is largely told from the viewpoint of Fleda Vetch, a young woman in love with Owen but sympathetic to Mrs.   Buy a cheap copy of The Spoils of Poynton book by Henry James. 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 Free shipping over $/5(3).

About The Spoils of Poynton. 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. Passion takes many forms in The Spoils of Poynton, whether Mrs Gereth's for the 'spoils' themselves, the mutual attraction between Owen and Fleda that emerges only slowly, or the cupidity that Mona displays in seeking to have the 'spoils' return to Poynton -- for Mrs Gereth, to circumvent the possibility of Mona will obtain possession of the /5(7).


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