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Back when New York was still young, so was heiress Catherine Sloper. A simple, plain girl, she grew up in opulence with a disappointed father and a fluttery aunt in a grand house on Washington Square.

 

Enter Morris Townsend, a handsome charmer who assures Catherine he loves her for herself and not for her money. But Catherines revered father sees in Townsend what she cannot. Now, with her tearful aunt Penniman as his amusingly melodramatic ally, Townsend will present Catherine with the hardest choice of her young life.…

With a New Introduction and an Afterword by Michael Cunningham, Author of The Hours

Synopsis:

The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win the hand of plain Catherine Sloper--even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingenue, not her opulent wealth. Includes a new Afterword by the author of "The Hours." Reissue.

Synopsis:

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.

 

About the Author

Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines.

In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson. Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller. Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907).

During his career he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451528711
Afterword:
Cunningham, Michael
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Simpson, Mona
Author:
Cunningham, Michael
Author:
Hall, Donald
Afterword by:
Cunningham, Michael
Afterword:
Cunningham, Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Beauty, Personal
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Courtship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Children of the rich
Subject:
Washington Square
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20040406
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.88x4.20x.66 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451528711 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win the hand of plain Catherine Sloper--even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingenue, not her opulent wealth. Includes a new Afterword by the author of "The Hours." Reissue.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

 

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