The Wings of the Dove Chapters 24 and 25 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 24 and 25 Summary and Analysis


Milly, Susie, Kate, and Mrs. Lowder have been in Venice for three weeks. Milly has retained the services of an Italian guide named Eugenio, who has arranged a marvelous experience for her, but at a great expense. Instead of a hotel, she has acquired the use of a luxurious home, the Palazzo Leporelli, rich in Venetian history and culture. Having lived and travelled constantly with her three friends, Milly is now enjoying the first time that she has had a chance to be alone since they left London.

Milly and Kate, living in a relationship shot through with deception, cover their secrets with chatter. Now Milly needs to time to herself and tells Eugenio to take the other three ladies off...

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