The Spoils of Poynton

By: Henry James
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Spoils of Poynton is a short novel which was first published in 1897 that addresses the issues of friendship, greed, the inherent strength found in familial connections and the nature of love. Mrs. Gereth is a willful widow who lives on her Poynton estate. Poynton is loaded up with "treasures" (the "spoils" of Poynton) that Mrs. Gereth and her late husband gathered, including paintings, tapestries, old chine, furnishings, object d'arts, etc. As per a senseless and unreasonable English law, everything in Poynton will be transferred to her child, Owen after the passing away of Mrs. Gereth's husband. Owen can do however he pleases with his mom. He can ask her to leave the house if he wishes, there is no legal obligation to stop him. Mrs. Gereth's companion, Fleda Vetch, is confronted with a dilemma. She adores Owen and he evidently cherishes her, yet she thinks it would be inappropriate for her to steal him away from Mona. The only way Fleda can get Owen to herself is if Mona decides to break off their relation with him. Owen is convinced that it his obligation to complete his marriage with Mona, despite the fact that on occasion he seems to prefer Fleda.

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Henry James

Henry James OM was an American-born British author born in New York City on 15 April 1843. He is recognized as a crucial figure in the transition from literary realism to literary modernism. Henry James, Sr., an investor, and banker in Albany, was his father. Henry James was medically unfit in 1861 to fight in the American Civil War. For The Nation and Atlantic Monthly, he produced both fiction and nonfiction writing. Later, in 1878, Watch and Ward was published as a book. He left for Paris in 1875 and arrived in London in 1876. The Portrait of a Lady (1878), was released in 1881. He relocated to Sussex in 1897-1898, where he wrote The Turn of the Screw. He wrote The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove, and The Golden Bowl between 1902 and 1904. He received the Order of Merit in 1915 and became a citizen of Great Britain. His memoirs A Small Boy and Others and Notes of a Son and Brother were both published in 1913. He received the Order of Merit in 1915 and became a citizen of Great Britain. He was cremated after passing away on February 28, 1916, in Chelsea, London.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 183 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357271872
  • ISBN-13: 9789357271875
  • Item Weight: 219.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories (single author), Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Literary