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(Novels 1901–1902: The Sacred Fount / The Wings of the Dove.pdf) This em Library of America em volume brings together em The Sacred Fount em one of Henry James s most unusual experiments and em The Wings of the Dove em one of his most beloved masterpieces and the novel that inaugurated the majestic and intricate late phase of his literary career br br Writing to his friend William Dean Howells James characterized em The Sacred Fount em the only one of his novels to be told in the first person as a fine flight into the high fantastic While traveling to the country house of Newmarch for a weekend party the nameless narrator becomes obsessed with the idea that a person may become younger or cleverer by tapping the sacred fount of another person Convinced that Grace Brissenden has become younger by drawing upon her husband Guy the narrator seeks to discover the source of the newfound wit of Gilbert Long previously a fine piece of human furniture His perplexing and ambiguous quest and the varying reactions it provokes from the other guests calls into question the imaginative inquiry central to James s art of the novel br br James described the essential idea of em The Wings of the Dove em as a young person conscious of a great capacity for life but early stricken and doomed condemned to die under short respite while also enamoured of the world The heroine a wealthy young American heiress Milly Theale inspired by James s beloved cousin Minny Temple is slowly drawn into a trap set for her by the English adventuress Kate Croy and her lover the journalist Morton Densher The unexpected outcome of their mercenary scheme provides the resolution to a tragic story of love and betrayal innocence and experience that has long been acknowledged as one of James s supreme achievements as a novelist This volume prints the New York Edition text of em The Wings of the Dove em and includes the illuminating preface James wrote for that editionDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Novels 1901–1902: The Sacred Fount / The Wings of the Dove books for multiple devices.