"Washington Square is perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen's," said Graham Greene.
Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, Washington Square tells how the rakish but idle Morris Townsend tries to win the heart of heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Precise and understated, the book endures as a matchless social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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