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The "Dove" in this novel is a young American, Milly Theale, who is charming, attractive, and wealthy, but doomed by illness to an early death. Milly, however, is set on experiencing life, however brief. Meanwhile, Kate Croy persuades Merton Densher, her betrothed, to court Milly with the notion that he would inherit Milly's fortune and secure his and Kate's future. The action moves from London parlours to Venetian palaces as fate intervenes.