Washington Square is a novel by Henry James, published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine. Recounting the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant and domineering father. Based on one of James' close friends. The daughter Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune falls for a penniless young man. Unwilling to consent to the marriage regardless of the cost that is has on his daughter. Set before the American Civil War in New York, the novel is one that brings forth the place that people holds in society.
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This novel is a study of the plight of an innocent heiress who is deceived by the good looks and charm of a worthless suitor. At the same time, she is striving to be loyal to a cold and forbidding father.Review:
"Perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced a work comparable to Jane Austen's." -Graham Greene
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140019200
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