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The Resource Washington Square, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

Washington Square, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole

Label
Washington Square
Title
Washington Square
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most instantly appealing of James's early masterpieces, Washington Square is a tale of a trapped daughter and domineering father, a quiet tragedy of money and love and innocence betrayed. Catherine Sloper, heiress to a fortune, attracts the attention of a good-looking but penniless young man, Morris Townsend, but her father is convinced that his motives are merely mercenary. He will not consent to the marriage, regardless of the cost to his daughter. Out of this classic confrontation Henry James fashioned one of his most deftly searching shorter fictions, a tale of great depth of meaning and understanding. First published in 1880 but set some forty years earlier in a pre-Civil War New York, the novel reflects ironically on the restricted world in which its heroine is marooned. In his excellent introduction Adrian Poole reflects on the book's gestation and influences, the significance of place, and the insight with which the four principal players are drawn. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, illuminating notes, and a discussion of stage and film adaptations of the story
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Summary
In the Washington Square area of New York City in the late nineteenth century, devastating betrayals by both her father and her lover leave shy and fragile Catherine Sloper permanently scarred
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457319
Cataloging source
DLC
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2116
LC item number
.W3 2010b
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630
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Poole, Adrian
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Washington Square (New York, N.Y.)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of the rich
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Young women
  • Courtship
Target audience
adult
Label
Washington Square, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn646393897
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xxxv, 183 p.
Isbn
9780199559190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011380847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)646393897
Label
Washington Square, Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn646393897
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
New ed.
Extent
xxxv, 183 p.
Isbn
9780199559190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011380847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)646393897

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