Washington Square

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Penguin, Apr 6, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"Washington Square is perhaps the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the feminine field and produced work comparable to Jane Austen's," said Graham Greene.
    Inspired by a story Henry James heard at a dinner party, Washington Square tells how the rakish but idle Morris Townsend tries to win the heart of heiress Catherine Sloper against the objections of her father. Precise and understated, the book endures as a matchless social study of New York in the mid-nineteenth century.
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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I loved this film, based on the novel of the same name by Henry James. A classic film titled The Heiress starring Olivia de Haviland was based on the same material, and the highest compliment I can ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

What a fantastic novel--and what a cruel premise! I have tried repeatedly to describe the basic idea of this book, and I have struck out line after line because each felt too mean to commit to print ... Read full review

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Cynthia Ozick, a recipient of a Lannan Award for fiction and a National Book Critics Circle winner for essays, is the author of Trust, The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, and The Puttermesser Papers. She lives in New York.

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