By Henry James
Probably the most immediately beautiful of James's early masterpieces, Washington Square is a story of a trapped daughter and domineering father, a quiet tragedy of cash and love and innocence betrayed. Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune, draws the eye of a handsome yet penniless younger guy, Morris Townsend, yet her father is confident that his causes are only mercenary. he'll no longer consent to the wedding, whatever the expense to his daughter. Out of this vintage disagreement Henry James formed certainly one of his such a lot deftly looking out shorter fictions, a story of serious intensity of that means and figuring out. First released in 1880 yet set a few 40 years past in a pre-Civil conflict manhattan, the radical displays mockingly at the constrained international within which its heroine is marooned. In his first-class advent Adrian Poole displays at the book's gestation and affects, the importance of position, and the perception with which the 4 valuable gamers are drawn. The booklet additionally contains an updated bibliography, illuminating notes, and a dialogue of level and picture diversifications of the story.
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