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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry James Narrator: Maureen O’Brien Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Mrs Gereth is convinced that Fleda Vetch would make the perfect daughter-in-law. Only the dreamy, highly-strung young woman can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's passion for her 'things' - the antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park in the south of England. Owen Gereth, however, has inconveniently become engaged to the uncultured Mona Brigstock.

As a dramatic family quarrel unfolds, the hesitating Fleda is drawn in, yet she remains reluctant to captivate Owen, who seems as attracted to her as she is to him.

In The Spoils of Poynton, Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity as three women fight for the allegiance of one weak-willed man. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 1/21/2011

    " Sometimes, as much as you are enjoying something, it still doesn't hold your attention when you have to choose between it and Netflix Instant. :-( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 10/11/2010

    " This is a minor work by the major domo, but I reread it on occasion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rozanne | 4/18/2010

    " So good that I read it over again as soon as I finished it. I've read this a total of three times. A great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 1/18/2010

    " While masterfully designed and executed, I don't enjoy books in which everything goes wrong. The drama is real, as are the ethical questions pursued, as well as the acceptence of natural consequences and conclusions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 10/26/2009

    " This is my favorite Henry James novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alessandra | 7/26/2009

    " marvelous plot, but too purple "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/16/2009

    " Actually ventures on accessible writing, which for James, is nothing short of amazing. In another twist from his usual style, it's also somewhat of a comedic book, and a welcome relief from some of his heavier material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mw | 9/5/2008

    " I have always liked Henry James' novels, but this one seemed to me to be very much worth reading!! I plan to re-read it soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 8/1/2008

    " .....I am always reading Spoils of Poynton........I have copies all over the house "

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About the Author
Author Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.

About the Narrator

Maureen O’Brien is an English actress and author best known for her role as Vicki in the BBC television series Doctor Who. Since then, she has reprised the role in Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who audio plays. Also an accomplished author, she has written numerous detective novels, including Close-Up on Death, Mask of Betrayal, and Dead Innocent.