The Spoils of Poynton

Amazing, sometimes complicated, but such an elegant Henry James syllable is a drag. The plot is secondary, though it is interesting, fascinates with the ornate way of thinking of the book’s heroes, so unusually presented by the author. Intrigue develops, the relationship is exacerbated, the struggle for Poynton is with variable success …

Mrs. Gereth has been collecting works of art at her Poynton manor all her life, and now, after her husband’s death, she has to hand the estate over to her son Owen, according to English customs.

The trouble is that the unconscious Owen is under the influence of his fiancée Mona Brigstock, who dreams to take Poynton to her hands and to deny Mrs. Gareth access there forever. And Mrs. Gereth decides to fight for her treasure…

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