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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.

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System control numberE15162
Original Print PublisherBrilliance Publishing Inc Michigan, 2015
Narrator NameMaureen O'Brien
Participant or performer noteMaureen O'Brien
Narrators GenderFemale narrator