The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
Norfolk, Ct. : New Directions, . Hardcover. 323 pages ; 18 cm. Dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig and it is incomplete tattered condition. Previous owner name on the front free endpaper. No other markings within this book. Binding is firm.
THE SPOILS OF POYNTON by Henry James
The Spoils of Poyn+on is one of the very finest of Henry James' great novels. Less massive Than the monumental works of his last years, it has a pungent directness which has endeared if fo James enthusiasts. Here his extraordinary gifts are splendidly at work in a story that has wide appeal. It is a tale of upper-class English life in the nineties, of The conflic+ between a stubborn mother and the ambitious girl who dominates her only son and of the attempt of another girl, as fine-grained as her rival is coarse, fo retrieves the situation. The novel's theme is a familiar one—— the Things of This World, The "spoils" versus The Things of The spirit — but never has if been handled more brilliantly than in this little masterpiece of a great American writer.
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