Washington Square

Washington Square Washington Square Follows The Coming Of Age Of Its Plain Faced, Kindhearted Heroine, Catherine Sloper Much To Her Father S Vexation, A Handsome Opportunist Named Morris Townsend Woos The Long Suffering Heiress, Intent On Claiming Her Fortune When Catherine Stubbornly Refuses To Call Off Her Engagement, Dr Sloper Forces Catherine To Choose Between Her Inheritance And The Only Man She Will Ever Truly Love Cynthia Ozick, In Her Introduction To What She Calls Henry James S Most American Fiction, Writes That Every Line, Every Paragraph, Every Chapter Of Washington Square Is A Fleet Footed Light Brigade, An Engine Of Irony Precise And Understated, This Charming Novel Endures As A Matchless Study Of New York In The Mid Nineteenth Century. If I close my eyes and ask myself what impression this book has left on me, the idea that comes immediately to mind is stillness The stillness radiates from the main character, Catherine Sloper I see her as a monumental figure in a hieratic pose, immobile, meek, but solid to the core Her immobility impressed me greatly, especially as this book is quite like a play There is a lot of dialogue, a small number of characters, and one principal location where most of the important scenes take plac If I close my eyes and ask myself what impression this book has left on me, the idea that comes immediately to mind is stillness The stillness radiates from the main character, Catherine Sloper I see her as a monumental figure in a hieratic pose, immobile, meek, but solid to the core Her immobility impressed me greatly, especially as this book is quite like a play There is a lot of dialogue, a small number of characters, and one principal location where most of the important scenes take place The characters circle that space, and they circle Catherine She rarely moves, and since she pauses before answering every question addressed to her, we have time to imagine her face turning slowly towards the speaker as she meditates her careful response The result of Catherine s overly cautious responses is that the other characters fail to know her, and fail aby
I love this book so much I can t bear it As someone who adores just about every last word that Henry James over wrote, it has never gotten anydeliciously un satisfying than this a slim, tart little novel about plain, socially unpromising Catherine Sloper, whose wealthy father refuses to allow her to marry Morris Townsend, whom he believes to be mercenary No matter how many times I read this book, the question still nags at me Does Morris have any feeling at all for Catherine, o I love this book so much I can t bear it As someone who adores just about every last word that Henry James over wrote, it has never gotten anydeliciously un satisfying than this a slim, tart little novel about plain, socially unpromising Catherine Sloper, whose wealthy father refuses to allow her to marry Morris Townsend, whom he believes to be mercenary No matter how many times I read this book, the question still nags at me Does Morris have any feeling at all for Catherine, or is he really just after her fortune But why is this even a question It s usually taken for granted that Morris is sketchily drawn, the standard handsome and callow fortune hunter of melodrama, and his own remarks to other characters in the novel seem to provide ample evidence I m not fully convinced of this, which isn t to say that he s fully drawn rather, I wonder if Morris Townsend might be a kind of failed stereotype, a failure of the n
Time the late 1840 s, in New York City, Catherine Sloper, a twenty one year old woman, is the daughter of a prominent and wealthy doctor, you d think all the young men would be trying to marry her, but Catherine is plain of face and very shy There s a good probability, that she ll remain a spinster, till the end of her life Catherine adores her father, and is intimidated in his presence, a very intelligent man, Dr.Austin Sloper is The widower, invites his widowed , and emotional sister Lavini Time the late 1840 s, in New York City, Catherine Sloper, a twenty one year old woman, is the daughter of a prominent and wealthy doctor, you d think all the young men would be trying to marry her, but Catherine is plain of face and very shy There s a good probability, that she ll remain a spinster, till the end of her life Catherine adores her father, and is intimidated in his
Catherine Sloper doesn t strike us as a representative heroine This novel has definitelyexpressive and memorable protagonists but it is Catherine who, of all residents of the house at Washington Square, draws my attention Though she is neither pretty nor smart she is gentle and kind and painfully shy Just before Washington Square I read Daisy Miller and now I simply can t help comparing the main heroines Where Daisy is coquettish and reckless Catherine remains mode
Henry James is Gangnam styleGangnam styleCatherine Sloper is warm and humanle during the dayA classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffeeA girl whose heart gets hotter when night comesA girl with that kind of twistI m a guy called Morris TownsendA guy who is as warm as you during the dayA guy who one shots his coffee before it even cools downA guy whose heart bursts when night comesThat kind of guyBeautiful, loveableYes you, Catherine Sloper, yes you, heyBeautiful, loveableY Henry James is Gangnam styleGangnam styleCatherine Sloper is warm and humanle during the dayA classy girl who know how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffeeA girl whose heart gets hotter when night comesA girl with that kind of twistI m a guy called Morris TownsendA guy who is as warm as you during the dayA guy who one shots his coffee before it even cools downA guy whose heart bursts when night comesThat kind of guyBeautiful, loveableYes you, Catherine Sloper, yes you, heyBeautiful, loveableYes you, he
MR e Ms JAMES Washington Square non era tra le sue opere che James considerava migliori infatti la escluse tra quelle che scelse per la New York Edition che fu la sua vetta editoriale una raccolta dei suoi lavori maggiori in 24 volumi uscita in US e UK tra il 1907 e il 1909.Per Washington Square tra le opere di Jame
Book Review4 out of 5 stars for Washington Square, a classic novel written in 1880 by Henry James Henry James is my favorite American realistic period or classic novelist, and Washington Square is an example of why This man can take a small situation and write 300 pages all about it And this is one of his shorter books In this classic, the tale of the average woman, who is set to inherit a large sum of money, meets dashing man but of course, he s only after her money She s considereBook Review4 out of 5 stars for Washington Square, a classic novel written in 1880 by Henry James Henry James is my favorite American realistic period or classic novelist, and Washington Square is an example of why This man can take a small situation and write 300 pages all about it And this is one of his shorter books In this classic, the tale of the average woman, who is set to inherit a large sum of money, meets dashing man but of course, he s only after her money She s considered plain looking He s considered ruthless They couldn t possibly be in love And as you follow the course of their romance, you see what couples and relationships go through during the courting period at least as it was 150 years ago James is not shy when it comes to providing detailed descriptions of feelings and actions You read his words as though you are in your head, thinking about choices and decisions for hours, then acting on
My first completed book of the year and one that has totally altered my view of Henry James and his fiction Instead of being what I had thought of as the somber master of cold 19th century fiction, he is a man with sharp and perceptive humor, a clever sense of inequalities between sexes and in society My enlightenment is partially responsible for my rating, though I also enjoyed the novel The story is really quite simplewealthy father knows what is best for future heiress daughter Rogue My first completed book of the year and one that has totally altered my view of Henry James and his fiction Instead of being what I had thought of as the somber master of cold 19th century fiction, he is a man with sharp and perceptive humor, a
Here we are in New York City in the mid 1880 s, a bit before Edith Wharton s time, but in the same social milieu This is a kind of novel of manners, a mid 19th Century soap opera Our author is Henry James, so be prepared for the long, convoluted, comma and semicomma laden sentences akin to those of Jane Austen.Yet a fascinating book Catherine,or less our heroine, is plain, stolid, timid, obedient and, quite frankly, a bit on the dull side She lives in her father s house With her moth Here we are in New York City in the mid 1880 s, a bit before Edith Wharton s time, but in the same social milieu This is a kind of novel of manners, a mid 19th Century soap opera Our author is Henry James, so be prepared for the long, convoluted, comma and semicomma laden sentences akin to those of Jane Austen.Yet a fascinating book Catherine,or less our heroine, is plain, stolid, timid, obedient and, quite frankly, a bit on the dull side She lives in her father s house With her mother deceased, a widowed aunt is her caretaker and companion Catherine is in her late 20 s when a suitor finally appears a late age for that era Her suitor would be quite a catch for a gal like Catherine, so
James Writes Fiction as if it were a Painful Duty Oscar Wilde One of the Nicest Old Ladies I Ever Met Faulkner, describing JamesOn my journey to read most of the modern classics as well as at least one novel by each renowned author, I ve repeatedly avoided Henry James Several years back I started on one and found myself daydreaming that my late grandmother was offering a sudsy soliloquy on a couple of nice and clean romances of her time the 1930s In all events, I finally opted for James Writes Fiction as if it were a Painful Duty Oscar Wilde One of the Nicest Old Ladies I Ever Met Faulkner, describing JamesOn my journey to read most of the modern classics as well as at least one novel by each renowned author, I ve repe

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Washington Square
  • Henry James
  • English
  • 15 January 2019
  • 0375761225