The golden bowl

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'You think . . . that I had better get married just in order to be as I was before?' Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, and her widowed father Adam, a billionaire collector of objets d'art, lead a life of wealth and refinement in London. They are both getting married- Maggie to Prince Amerigo, an impoverished Italian aristocrat, and Adam to the beautiful but penniless Charlotte Stant, a friend of his daughter. But both father and daughter are unaware that their new conquests share a secret - one for which all concerned must pay the price. Henry James's late, great work is a highly charged study of adultery, jealousy and possession that both continues, and challenges, his theme of confrontation between American innocence and European experience. Part of a series of new Penguin Classics editions of Henry James's works, this edition contains a chronology, suggested further reading, a glossary, notes and an introduction by Ruth Bernard Yeazell discussing James's original conception of the novel and later changes made to its structure and characters. 'One of the greatest pieces of fiction ever written' A. N. WILSON 'A wonderfully luminous drama' GORE VIDAL Edited with an introduction and notes by RUTH BERNARD YEAZELL Series editor PHILIP HORNE
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subject_facetAdultery -- Fiction
Allegories
Americans -- England -- Fiction
Americans -- England -- London -- Fiction
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
England -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Love stories
Psychological fiction
title_displayThe golden bowl
title_fullThe golden bowl / Henry James
The golden bowl / Henry James ; with an introduction by Gore Vidal and notes by Patricia Crick
The golden bowl / by Henry James
The golden bowl James, Henry, 1843-1916,
The golden bowl James, Henry, 1843-1916.
The golden bowl [electronic resource] / Henry James
The golden bowl [electronic resource] James, Henry, 1843-1916.
The golden bowl. Edited and with an afterword by John Halperin
title_shortThe golden bowl
topic_facetAdultery
Americans
Art
Collectors and collecting
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Fathers and daughters
Psychological fiction