|Washington Square (1880) [Novel]|
by Henry James
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(IBList user synopsis):
James's classic tale of a plain but potentially wealthy girl caught between two manipulative men comes brilliantly to life in this novel. William Hope ably captures the cruel indifference of Catherine's father, the greedy charm of her suitor, Morris, and the unassertive but gradually steely tones of Catherine herself. Only after her father's death can she summon the inner strength to cast off the one man who has touched her romantically.
(From the publisher)
What Catherine Sloper lacks in brains and beauty, she makes up for by being "very good." The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win her hand-even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingénue, and cares nothing for her opulent wealth.
Original title: Washington Square
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Daisy Miller and Washington Square (2004) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Henry James