The Spoils of Poynton

The Spoils of Poynton

by Henry James (Author)

"The Spoils of Poynton" is a short novel by Henry James first published as a serial titled The Old Things in The Atlantic Monthly in 1896. Retitled "The Spoils of Poynton", it was published as a book in 1897.



Poynton Park is the home of old Mrs. Gereth, an antique collector with impeccable taste who has filled her lodgings with splendid art objects and furniture. The possessive Mrs. Gereth wants her weak-willed son to marry a pleasant young woman who shares her refined tastes. Instead he becomes engaged to a vulgar, greedy woman, and the treasures of Poynton become the prize over which mother and fiancée battle. In the end Poynton and its spoils, which have destroyed all of the novel’s relationships...

Book Details

Publication Date
June 21, 2020
Publisher
ISBN
9788835852834
File size
1.46 MB