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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

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Washington Square
Title
Washington Square
Statement of responsibility
Henry James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole
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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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DLC
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1843-1916
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James, Henry
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Poole, Adrian
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Children of the rich
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Young women
  • Courtship
  • Washington Square (New York, N.Y.)
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
646393897
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
xxxv, 183 pages
Isbn
9780199559190
Lccn
2011380847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
646393897
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
New edition
Extent
xxxv, 183 pages
Isbn
9780199559190
Lccn
2011380847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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