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 ...
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.
It seems that this novel is based on a true story: a dull simple minded good heiress falls in love with a mercenary handsome man and her is father threatens to disinherit her if she does not give her lover up.She does not but her lover is more
..." more interested in the money than in her of course. After the father's death he comes back but she has gotten over her love. The prose is concise and fluent and all the novel is UTTERLY BORING!!!! Continua...Nascondi
My first english book (it is an adaptation, however). It is a tipical, sad, family novel. A poor, young man wants to marry a rich girl, but her father doesn't want it, in fact he thinks that the boy wants only the fortune of the girl, and he doesn't
..."esn't love her. Continua...Nascondi