Washington Square

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The Floating Press, May 1, 2009 - Fiction - 354 pages
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Washington Square by Henry James is the story of the gentle, dull Catherine Sloper who falls for the ambivalent Morris Townsend, who her father believes is a fortune hunter. When Catherine's father refuses to countenance the marriage and threatens to disinherit her if she proceeds, the dutiful Catherine is unable to choose between her father and the man of her dreams. Often compared to Austen for the precision and elegance of the prose Washington Square is a beautiful tragicomic story that is one of James' bestloved novels.
 

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User Review  - yukin - LibraryThing

The reason why Catherin can`t believe people who don`t like Morris is that he is the man who propose to her for the first time , and she feels very happy, I think. However , I can`t understand all of ... Read full review

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User Review  - parissea - LibraryThing

It's a story of parents and lovers. Catharine loves Morris, but her father doesn't allow their marriage because he thinks Morris is a bad man. Catharine suffers this problem. She wants her father ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter I
5
Chapter II
11
Chapter III
21
Chapter IV
29
Chapter V
41
Chapter VI
51
Chapter VII
64
Chapter VIII
72
Chapter XIX
186
Chapter XX
193
Chapter XXI
204
Chapter XXII
213
Chapter XXIII
221
Chapter XXIV
231
Chapter XXV
241
Chapter XXVI
252

Chapter IX
82
Chapter X
93
Chapter XI
101
Chapter XII
111
Chapter XIII
122
Chapter XIV
126
Chapter XV
143
Chapter XVI
152
Chapter XVII
165
Chapter XVIII
173
Chapter XXVII
259
Chapter XXVIII
267
Chapter XXIX
278
Chapter XXX
290
Chapter XXXI
309
Chapter XXXII
316
Chapter XXXIII
326
Chapter XXXIV
333
Chapter XXXV
341
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Henry James, American novelist and literary critic, was born in 1843 in New York City. Psychologist-philosopher William James was his brother. By the age of 18, he had lived in France, England, Switzerland, Germany, and New England. In 1876, he moved to London, having decided to live abroad permanently. James was a prolific writer; his writings include 22 novels, 113 tales, 15 plays, approximately 10 books of criticism, and 7 travel books. His best-known works include Daisy Miller, The Turn of the Screw, The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The American Scene. His works of fiction are elegant and articulate looks at Victorian society; while primarily set in genteel society, James subtlely explores class issues, sexual repression, and psychological distress. Henry James died in 1916 in London. The James Memorial Stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey, commemorates him.

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