The Wings of the Dove

Henry JAMES (1843 - 1916)

"The Wings of the Dove," published in 1902, represents to my memory a very old--if I shouldn't perhaps rather say a very young--motive; I can scarce remember the time when the situation on which this long-drawn fiction mainly rests was not vividly present to me. The idea, reduced to its essence, is that of a young person conscious of a great capacity for life, but early stricken and doomed, condemned to die under short respite, while also enamoured of the world; aware moreover of the condemnation and passionately desiring to "put in" before extinction as many of the finer vibrations as possible, and so achieve, however briefly and brokenly, the sense of having lived. (summary taken from the Preface by Henry James)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Aaron Elliott
00:50:26
Play 01 Book First, Chapter 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:35:03
Play 02 Book First, Chapter 2 Elizabeth Klett
00:30:20
Play 03 Book Second, Chapter 1 hefyd
00:48:43
Play 04 Book Second, Chapter 2 hefyd
00:44:35
Play 05 Book Third, Chapter 1 hefyd
00:44:41
Play 06 Book Third, Chapter 2 hefyd
00:27:45
Play 07 Book Fourth, Chapter 1 Elizabeth Klett
00:33:40
Play 08 Book Fourth, Chapter 2 texttalker
00:29:02
Play 09 Book Fourth, Chapter 3 Lars Rolander
00:37:13
Play 10 Book Fifth, Chapter 1 Lars Rolander
00:20:40
Play 11 Book Fifth, Chapter 2 Lars Rolander
00:24:49
Play 12 Book Fifth, Chapter 3 Lars Rolander
00:33:09
Play 13 Book Fifth, Chapter 4 Lars Rolander
00:29:27
Play 14 Book Fifth, Chapter 5 Lars Rolander
00:25:11
Play 15 Book Fifth, Chapter 6 Lars Rolander
00:27:09
Play 16 Book Fifth, Chapter 7 Lars Rolander
00:32:18
Play 17 Book Sixth, Chapter 1 krithiga
00:21:40
Play 18 Book Sixth, Chapter 2 Arfuhrm
00:24:32
Play 19 Book Sixth, Chapter 3 S. Young
00:28:02
Play 20 Book Sixth, Chapter 4 S. Young
00:32:37
Play 21 Book Sixth, Chapter 5 Lars Rolander
00:51:02
Play 22 Book Seventh, Chapter 1 Lars Rolander
00:40:43
Play 23 Book Seventh, Chapter 2 Lars Rolander
00:20:43
Play 24 Book Seventh, Chapter 3 Lars Rolander
00:30:09
Play 25 Book Seventh, Chapter 4 Lars Rolander
00:40:34
Play 26 Book Eighth, Chapter 1 Marion Slawson
00:24:13
Play 27 Book Eighth, Chapter 2 Jennifer Stearns
00:26:54
Play 28 Eighth, Chapter 3 Jennifer Stearns
00:51:20
Play 29 Book Ninth, Chapter 1 Christine Blachford
00:21:27
Play 30 Book Ninth, Chapter 2 Christine Blachford
00:26:16
Play 31 Ninth, Chapter 3 Christine Blachford
00:30:09
Play 32 Book Ninth, Chapter 4 Christine Blachford
00:20:57
Play 33 Tenth, Chapter 1 Janna
00:30:03
Play 34 Book Tenth, Chapter 2 Roger Melin
00:32:23
Play 35 Tenth, Chapter 3 Janna
00:18:26
Play 36 Book Tenth, Chapter 4 Janna
00:20:18
Play 37 Book Tenth, Chapter 5 Janna
00:16:47
Play 38 Book Tenth, Chapter 6 Janna
00:27:36