Posted on March 6, 2014
Kate Croy is a poor girl who wants to marry a poor boy. Her aunt wants her to marry a Lord. To get her way, Kate needs money. She meets a rich American orphan named Milly Theale, who has a fatal disease, and has come to Europe to live before she dies. Milly likes Kate’s poor boy, whose name is Merton Densher. Slowly, subtly, revealing her hand one card at a time, Kate unfolds a scheme in which Merton will marry Milly, Milly will die, and Merton will inherit her money and be able to marry Kate.
Do things go according to plan? Find out in Henry James’ classic The Wings of the Dove…
Kate: “Give me your word of honour that you are not in love with her memory.”
Milly: “Do I look like I can climb a church scaffold?”
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