Washington Square

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Penguin UK, Jun 28, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between her desire to win her father’s love and approval and her passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising dilemma, and becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James’s masterly novel deftly interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society; it is also a deeply moving study of innocence destroyed.
 

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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

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Henry James was born in 1843 in Washington Place, New York, of Scottish and Irish ancestry, and died in 1916. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

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