Washington Square, Volume 2, Issue 15

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Pearson Education, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 41 pages

Catherine Sloper lives quietly with her father and aunt in New York. When her father dies she will be a rich woman. One day Catherine meets a handsome young man called Morris Townsend. He says he wants to marry her but does he love her or her money?

Henry James wrote many books about American society in the nineteenth century. Washington Square is now a successful film with Albert Finney, Maggie Smith and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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Catherine was a very rich woman, but she wasn't beautiful. One day she met very handsome man. He proposed to her. But... This story described character of each person well. Read full review

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Catherine Sloper is this story's heroine.She is an ordinary girl and not beautiful,not wise.She falls in love with Morris Townsend.But her father who is doctor and rich neve admit marriage of two ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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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