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Inhaltsangabe: Washington Square is a novel by Henry James, published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine. Recounting the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant and domineering father. Based on one of James' close friends. The daughter Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune falls for a penniless young man. Unwilling to consent to the marriage regardless of the cost that is has on his daughter. Set before the American Civil War in New York, the novel is one that brings forth the place that people holds in society.
"Washington Square is perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen's," said Graham Greene.
Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, Washington Square tells how the rakish but idle Morris Townsend tries to win the heart of heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Precise and understated, the book endures as a matchless social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.
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Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 198 pages. 10.00x7.00x0.45 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1482532611