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The Spoils of Poynton (Unabridged)

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The Spoils of Poynton (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 9781781983478
Download Size: 475 Mb
Running Time: 08:06:17
Digital UPC: 9781781983478

Release Date: November 2020
Originally recorded in November 2020
Henry James
Juliet Stevenson
Spoken Word

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The Spoils of Poynton (Unabridged)
Henry James
Read by Juliet Stevenson

Published in 1897, The Spoils of Poynton is one of the quintessential works of James’s middle period. The ‘spoils’ of the book’s title refer to furniture and other objets d’art that the widow Adela Gereth moves to her cottage so that they are kept away from the clutches of her coarse future daughter-in-law, Mona Brigstock. However, events take an unexpected turn when her married son Owen is attracted to her friend, Fleda Vetch. This tightly constructed novel, one of James’s shortest, depicts the struggle between mother and son, with the idealistic and put-upon Fleda caught in the crossfire.

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