Washington Square

Washington Square

Book - 1997
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A masterful novel of New York society by a champion of literary realism

When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between her desire to win her father's love and approval and her passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising dilemma, and becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James's masterly novel deftly interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society; it is also a deeply moving study of innocence destroyed.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1997
ISBN: 9780141441368
9780679602767
0679602763
9780375761225
Branch Call Number: JAMES
Characteristics: 248 p

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Apr 23, 2011

This book was made into the 1949 movie The Heiress with Olivia De Havilland,which is one of my all time favourite old movies.Interesting story.Loved the movie,loved the book.

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