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Washington Square

4.3 (1909)

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    Henry James (Author)

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This classic novel, originally published as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, tells the story of the struggles between a daughter and her intelligent, controlling father from the viewpoint of an unnamed narrator. This book is often compared to Jane Austen's works for the clearness of its prose and its extreme concentration on human troubled relationships.

Henry James tells the story of Catherine Sloper, plain and obedient, daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, incompetent man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

The inspiration for James's Washington Square came from a tale about a jilted heiress, which James heard from the actress Fanny Kemble. The novel provides a social portrait of Washington Square and lower Manhattan during the late nineteenth century and remains a memorable work--one featured in several films.

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  • PDF | 227 pages
  • Henry James (Author)
  • Transaction Publishers: Large type edition edition (30 Dec. 2010)
  • English
  • 7
  • Fiction

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