The Spoils of Poynton (oup)

The Spoils of Poynton (oup)

  • By:Henry James
  • ISBN:0140432884
  • Publication Type: Oxford University Press
  • Category: Classics
  • Condition:Very Good
  • No Of Pages:201
  • Specification:Pb
  • Release Date:1st Jan 2000
  • Price:Rs 299.00
  • Price
  • Rs299.00



Only she can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs. Gereth's own passion for the exquisite antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park. Her son Owen, though, has engaged himself to be married to the embarrassingly "nouveau" philistine Mona Brigstock.A dramatic family quarrel unfolds, drawing Fleda, James's hesitating heroine, into its heart. Why is it that Fleda seems to be incapable of capturing Owen, remaining silent while her love for him is so evidently returned? Is she motivated by scruple or perversity? Is hers a true renunciation or dilemma springing fromm sexual ignorance or neurosis?

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