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Washington Square - Henry James
Washington Square
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A wealthy spinster receives a proposal from a dashing suitor and her father threatens her with disinheritance if she accepts. James masterfully explores the moral consequences of a tender heart's ruthless manipulation.
A wealthy spinster receives a proposal from a dashing suitor and her father threatens her with disinheritance if she accepts. James masterfully explores the moral consequences of a tender heart's ruthless manipulation.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781410420794 (1410420795)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 Washington Square (Signet Classics)
This was actually assigned me in high school--but amazingly, unlike what is so often the case, I didn't hold it against it. I find this a heartbreaking book--but oh so well worth reading. It's been compared to Jane Austen in its focus on family dynamics, courtship and social satire, but unlike Auste...
AC
AC rated it
5.0 Washington Square
Marvelous tale..., wonderful, rich writing... the characterization quite brilliant.(The audible is rather uneven in quality, but I got used to it in the end)
inconceivably
inconceivably rated it
4.0 Washington Square
I added Washington Square to my project fill in the gaps list because I wanted to read something by Henry James and this had an intriguing synopsis and was a little shorter than some of his other books. I read it a few days ago to get in some last minute classic reading before the end of the year. I...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
4.0
Hands down, my favorite Henry James book. I am not a big fan of authors, particularly American, during that time period, but have always enjoyed this book on many, many levels.
Reading Room
Reading Room rated it
5.0 Washington Square
I love Henry James. Sometimes, I want to reach into the story and smack some of the women. The story is beautifully told. A must read for lovers of language.
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