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The Wings of the Dove (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

The Wings of the Dove (Dramatised)

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Episode 1: Kate and Merton need money. Milly needs love. How far will they go to get what they want? Kate Croy is in love with Merton Densher; a poor writer. Her rich aunt Maud disapproves. Maud has offered Kate a wealthy existence but if Kate chooses to marry Merton she risks losing it all. When American Heiress Milly Theale steps into her London society, Kate sees a way out.

Episode 2: Milly confides in Kate that she believes herself to be gravely ill and Kate begins to see a way for her and Merton to have a future. When Merton returns to London, Kate sets out to bring her lover and her friend together. With Kate's assurances that there is nothing between them, Milly allows herself to hope that Merton may be the one great passion in her short life.

Episode 3. Milly, now gravely ill, is staying in Venice. Kate's plan to bring Merton and Milly together is gaining pace.

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    vladimira 16/01/2016
    vladimira 16/01/2016
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    "Excellent dramatisation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story - of course, for that there is Henry James to thank, the music and the performances.


    What does Lyndsey Marshal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Henry James is rather difficult to read, especially if one is not a native English speaker. The dramatisation retained everything what makes this particular story intriguing, and yet delivered it in a more approacheable form.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, in three sittings.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 21/04/2014
    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 21/04/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good."

    The Wings of The Dove is a novel that I have never yet managed to read right through- so I'm possibly not qualified to say that this is a very good dramatisation.

    I liked the fact that the writing and dialogue found an idiom of it's own that didn't strive after naturalism and seemed to capture the indirect density of the original. It did have its less happy passages- the dialogue between Milly and Lord Mark, her thoughts and the internal 'electric bell' of her caution did not come together particularly well.

    The acting too is superb.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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