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Washington Square follows the coming-of-age of its plain-faced, kindhearted heroine, Catherine Sloper. Much to her fathers vexation, a handsome opportunist named Morris Townsend woos the long-suffering heiress, intent on claiming her fortune. When Catherine stubbornly refuses to call off her engagement, Dr. Sloper forces Catherine to choose between her inheritance and the only man she will ever truly love. Cynthia Ozick, in her Introduction to what she calls Henry Jamess “most American fiction,” writes that “every line, every paragraph, every chapter [of Washington Square] is a fleet-footed light brigade, an engine of irony.” Precise and understated, this charming novel endures as a matchless study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.

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In Washington Square, the charismatic opportunist Morris Townsend tries to win the heart and fortune of the homely heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, the book endures as a charming social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century. This edition includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.

About the Author

Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan Award for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle winner for essays, is the author of Trust, The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, and The Puttermesser Papers. She lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9780375761225
Introduction:
Ozick, Cynthia
Author:
Ozick, Cynthia
Introduction by:
Ozick, Cynthia
Introduction:
Ozick, Cynthia
Author:
James, Henry
Author:
Ozick, Cynthia
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Washington Square
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
413
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.10x5.20x.64 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In Washington Square, the charismatic opportunist Morris Townsend tries to win the heart and fortune of the homely heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, the book endures as a charming social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century. This edition includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.
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