Washington Square (Paperback)

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By Henry James, Jr., Cynthia Ozick (Introduction by)
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Washington Square follows the coming-of-age of its plain-faced, kindhearted heroine, Catherine Sloper. Much to her father’s 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 James’s “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.

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.

Praise For…

“Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry.” —Graham Greene

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375761225
ISBN-10: 0375761225
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 8th, 2002
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)