Washington Square by Henry James

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What Catherine Sloper lacks in brains and beauty, she makes up for by being "very good." The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win her hand-even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingénue, and cares nothing for her opulent wealth.



About Henry James

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Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Brooklyn, winner of a Costa Book Award. Twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is the Leonard Milberg Lecturer in Irish Studies at Princeton University and lives in Dublin and New York.
Published November 1, 2000 by Modern Library. 288 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, War, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Children's Books, Horror, Travel. Non-fiction

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The New York Review of Books

In any case, Henry James was born in New York City in 1843, in a house on 21 Washington Place, a street adjacent to Washington Square, itself a small park announcing the end of lower Fifth Avenue and adorned by an ambitious bit of architecture which James would describe as “the lamentable little ...

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The Baltimore Sun

(New York circa 1850 is gorgeously portrayed in "Washington Square" by the city of Baltimore, whose stately lines and pleasant prospects have been judiciously exploited by Holland and her creative team.) Her mother having died during childbirth, Catherine has been living in guilty solicitude ever...

Oct 17 1997 | Read Full Review of Washington Square

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