Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships.OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."
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Review: Washington SquareUser Review - Daniel - Goodreads
What a fantastic novel--and what a cruel premise! I have tried repeatedly to describe the basic idea of this book, and I have struck out line after line because each felt too mean to commit to print ... Read full review
Review: Washington SquareUser Review - Helle - Goodreads
Interesting to read Henry James shortly after having read Edith Wharton; they were contemporaries and friends and wrote about much the same topics: the lives of the upper crust in New York City at the ... Read full review