Washington Square

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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. This novel interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society; it is also a moving study of innocence destroyed.

Blackwell North Amer
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 a desire to win her father's approval and passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonizing choice, and eventually becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James's novel interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society, and is also a study of innocence destroyed.

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2007
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780141441368
0141441364
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC J
Characteristics: xl, 205 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Banta, Martha

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"Many of Henry James’ novels are set in the aristocratic circles of Europe, but his 1880 novel about a young woman struggling to find love happiness while living under the guidance of her manipulative and heartless father in New York City is exemplary of James’ timeless execution. While le... Read More »


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Apr 23, 2011
  • ladybugg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was made into the 1949 movie The Heiress with Olivia De Havilland,which is one of my all time favourite old movies.Interesting story.Loved the movie,loved the book.

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