Henry James's most memorable novels, a story in which love is answered with betrayal and loyalty leads inexorably to despair.
In Washington Square, originally published in 1880, Henry James reminisces about the New York he had known thirty years before as he tells the story of Catherine Sloper and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. This perceptively drawn human drama is James' most accessible work and an enduring literary triumph.
Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Washington Square has been prepared by Peter Conn, Andrea Mitchell Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. It includes his introduction, notes, selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.
Henry James is a well-known author who spent much of his early life in America. He contributed criticism and tales to magazines for much of his career and wrote many novels including Daisy Miller and The Golden Bowl.
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