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by James, Henry

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TitleThe spoils of poynton
Author / Responsible partyJames, Henry
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Inheritance and succession -- England -- Fiction. Courtship -- England -- Fiction. Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The novel The Spoils of Poynton represents a major turning point in the stylistic development of American literary master Henry James, as he eased into the tense, taut drawing-room dramas that would come to characterize his later work. The story centers on the struggle between a widow and her son as they decide what to do with the family collection of antiques, but under the surface, it's a brilliant look at family dynamics during a period of change, turmoil and shifting roles.

Additional Information

System control numberS15162
Original Print PublisherBrilliance Publishing Inc Michigan, 2015
NarratorMaureen O'Brien
Narrator NameMaureen O'Brien
Participant or performer noteMaureen O'Brien
Narrators GenderFemale narrator