The Wings of the Dove Setting & Symbolism

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London

Capital city in England and the setting of a large piece of this novel.

Lancaster Gate

Name for the estate of Maud Lowder.

Art gallery in London and site of first meeting of Kate, Densher, and Milly.

Venice

City in Italy to which Milly goes during the late summer before her death, and where she remains until she dies.

The Continent

Refers to the mainland of Europe, separated from England by the English Channel.

Boston

City in Massachusetts and site of initial meeting between Milly Theale and Susan Stringham.

Swiss Alps

Part of the Alpine mountain chain that runs through several countries in Europe and one stop in Milly's European trip.

Dove

"Dove" is the main word in the title of the work, and used to refer to Milly, a young, beautiful spirit, who wishes only happiness, contentment and peace for her friends. In many...

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