Book Read Washington Square by Henry James

Book Read Washington Square by Henry James

Washington Square

The plot of Washington Square has the simplicity of old fashioned melodrama a plain looking, good hearted young woman, the only child of a rich widower, is pursued by a charming but unscrupulous man who seeks the wealth she will presumably inherit On this premise, Henry James constructed one of his most memorable novels, a story in which love is answered with betrayal an The plot of Washington Square has the simplicity of old fashioned melodrama a plain looking, good hearted young woman, the only child of a rich widower, is pursued by a charming but unscrupulous man who seeks the wealth she will presumably inherit On this premise, Henry James constructed one of his most memorable novels, a story in which love is answered with betrayal and loyalty leads inexorably to despair

from the Introduction by Peter Conn

In Washington Square 1880 , Henry James reminisces about the New York he had known thirty years before as he tells the story of Catherine Sloper and her fortune seeking suitor Morris Townsend This perceptively drawn human drama is James most accessible work and an enduring literary triumph

Washington Square Press Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader This edition of Washington Square has been prepared by Peter Conn, Andrea Mitchell Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania It includes his introduction, notes, selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.

Title : Washington Square
Author :  Henry James
Language : English
Isbn : 0451528719
Format : Paperback
Pages : 240 pages

Rating: 4.1

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