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Washington Square (Oxford World's Classics)

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Catherine Sloper lives in Washington Square with her widowed father, a wealthy physician. She is plain, shy, and lacks social graces and conversation. Dr. Sloper cannot conceal his disappointment that she has nothing of her dead mother's beauty and wit. So when the handsome but penniless Morris Townsend begins to court Catherine, Dr. Sloper suspects him of being a fortune-hunter. While Catherine's romantic hopes are encouraged and abetted by her aunt, Lavinia Penniman, her father threatens to disinherit her if she marries Morris. Ultimately, however, it is up to Catherine to find out Morris's true intentions.

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Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, Washington Square tells how the rakish but idle Morris Townsend tries to win the heart of heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Precise and understated, the book endures as a matchless social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.

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One of the latest titles to be relaunched in this series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192835185
Editor:
Le Fanu, Mark
Author:
Le Fanu, Mark
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Fanu, Mark Le
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
American
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
19981015
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, line illus
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.70x5.07x.46 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192835185 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, Washington Square tells how the rakish but idle Morris Townsend tries to win the heart of heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Precise and understated, the book endures as a matchless social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.
"Synopsis" by , One of the latest titles to be relaunched in this series.
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