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The Spoils of Poynton (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Spoils of Poynton (Penguin Classics)
Author: Henry James
ISBN 13: 9780140432886
ISBN 10: 140432884
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1988-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $14.00
 
 

A half-length novel first published under the title "The Old Things" as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1896 and then as a book in 1897.

New York Times Book Review

It is sad to think that not one novel reader in ten thousand, probably, will be able to comprehend Mrs. Gareth's and Fleda Vetch's views of life, art, and conduct, leaving sympathy out of the question. But the appreciation of the one in ten thousand is worth working for, and the knowledge Mr. James must have that his delight in the book's subtlety and refinement, the grave, thoughtful piquancy which is its substitute for humor, will be keen while it lasts, is, perhaps, a sufficient reward. And counting all the tens of thousands of novel readers in the English speaking world, one from each of the tens of thousands will make up a company that is worth while. (New York Times -- Books of the Century)