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Washington Square By Henry James
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Originally serialised in the Cornhill Magazine during 1880 and published in book form later that year, Washington Square is short novel relating the damaging relationship between the domineering... More > Austen Sloper and his sweet but essentially dull daughter Catherine. When she meets and is courted by Morris Townsend, Austen Sloper disapproves, considering the suitor to have designs on the family inheritance. Although ultimately, this is shown to be true, the father's refusal to grant approval to a marriage that the daughter desires creates distance between them. In the context of James' full portfolio, Washington Square is a light work, however it presages the familiar Jamesian pattern of character development over plot. In ordinary circumstances, the level of plot movement might be dealt with in a few chapters, but James' preference is for the characters to enable a plot rather than be changed by it.< Less
Washington Square By Henry James
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Washington Square is a novel by Henry James. It is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of... More > the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. The four principal characters are Catherine, a sweet-natured woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, mentally dull, Dr. Sloper, Catherine's father, Mrs. Penniman, Catherine's widowed aunt, and Morris Townsend, a tall, handsome man of about thirty.< Less
Washington Square By Henry James
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Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. Dr. Austin... More > Sloper, a wealthy and highly successful physician, lives in Washington Square, New York, with his only surviving child, Catherine. Catherine is a sweet-natured young woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, dull in terms of personality and intellect. One day, Catherine meets the charming Morris Townsend at a party and is powerfully drawn to him. Morris courts Catherine, aided by Mrs. Penniman, who loves melodrama. Her father disapproves tells her that he will disinherit her if she marries Morris; he then takes her on a twelve month grand tour of Europe. Upon her return Morris breaks off the relationship when Catherine convinces him that her father will never relent.< Less
Washington Square By Henry James
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Tells the story of the plain, obedient daughter of well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. A handsome, feckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine but her father forbids the marriage.
Washington Square By Henry James
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"Washington Square" is a novel by Henry James. It is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father.... More > The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. The four principal characters are Catherine, a sweet-natured woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, mentally dull, Dr. Sloper, Catherine's father, Mrs. Penniman, Catherine's widowed aunt, and Morris Townsend, a tall, handsome man of about thirty.< Less
Washington Square Plays By Philip Moeller
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Alice Erya Gerstenberg (2 August 1885 – 28 July 1972) was... More > an American playwright, actress, and activist best known for her experimental, feminist drama and her involvement with the Little Theatre Movement in Chicago.Gerstenberg was born in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Julia and Erich Gerstenberg. Gerstenberg’s grandfather was a founder and member of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1848, a position Gerstenberg’s father inherited later on. Due to this, the Gerstenbergs enjoyed a higher standard of living than most middle-class families in Chicago at the time. Growing up, Gerstenberg had ample travel experiences and social indulgences including commercial theater. She attended a private school in Chicago and later graduated from Bryn Mawr, a women’s college in Pennsylvania, in 1907. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Gerstenberg< Less
Quick Guide: Washington Square By College Guide World
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Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that... More > recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. James was hardly a great admirer of Jane Austen, so he might not have regarded the comparison as flattering. In fact, James was not a great fan of Washington Square itself. He tried to read it over for inclusion in the New York Edition of his fiction (1907–1909) but found that he couldn't, and the novel was not included. Other readers, though, have sufficiently enjoyed the book to make it one of the more popular works of the Jamesian canon.< Less
The Washington Square Enigma TPB By Harry Stephen Keeler
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Trade paperback. A rousing romp through Chicago, circa 1933. This is one of Keeler's most accessible mysteries.
Ready Reference Treatise: Washington Square By Raja Sharma
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Washington Square, a novella by Henry James, was first published in 1880. It was published as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Washington Square is a... More > tragicomedy written in a very simple style. The story revolves around a daughter and her father. The daughter is dull but sweet and the father is quite brilliant and highly authoritative. Ready Reference Treatise: Washington Square Copyright Preface Chapter One: About Henry James Chapter Two: Introduction to “Washington Square” Chapter Three: Summary in Brief Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Summary All Chapters Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: Washington Square By Raja Sharma
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The plot of “Washington Square” has been derived from a true story which was told to Henry James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. Washington Square is often compared to... More > the writings of Jane Austen. There is highly significant clarity and grace in the writing of prose. The book very intensively focuses upon family relationships. Though Henry James was not a great admirer of Jane Austen, he did not react to the assessment of the critics. Actually, Henry James himself did not like his own book “Washington Square” very much. He had been invited to read the book over for its inclusion in the New York Edition of his fiction but he could not read it and consequently the novel was not included. For all that, the book is very popular among the readers and it has been able to retain its popularity even today.< Less