¾ Washington Square Í Download by ¾ Henry James
¾ Washington Square Í Download by ¾ Henry James Heartbreaking glimpse of the dynamic between a cruel father and his dependent daughter, Washington Square is a great short story however, it is so melancholy I have never reread it because I can never forgive or forget the despotic, mental barbarity of her father.
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 modest and immovable Where Daisy fancies for romantic adventure Catherine has her feet firmly on the ground When the first shines and dazzles us with her beauty the other is plain and dull Or so we were told Unlike Daisy Catherine does not want to shine, she does not demand our constant attention And though both The Plot Of Washington Square Has The Simplicity Of Old Fashioned Melodrama A Plain Looking, Good Hearted Young Woman, The Only Child Of A Rich Widower, Is Pursued By A Charming But Unscrupulous Man Who Seeks The Wealth She Will Presumably Inherit On This Premise, Henry James Constructed One Of His Most Memorable Novels, A Story In Which Love Is Answered With Betrayal And Loyalty Leads Inexorably To Despair From The Introduction By Peter Conn In Washington Square, 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 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 Lavinia, her penniless clergyman husband left no money, to stay at the Washington Square mansion, recently built by the sad physician he couldn t save his beloved wife and son A nice quiet neighborhood, by the pretty park Everything changes, this peaceful situation, when Catherine meets Mr.
Morris Townsend, a beautiful man as she thinks, at he 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 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 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, hey, yes you, heyNow let s go until the endI don t want your money Catherine SloperI don t want your money Catherine SloperNo, yeah, no,yeahI want youMorris Townsend, gangnam styleHenry James is Gangnam style, Gangnam styleHenry James is Gangnam s 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 her father, a wealthy physician, immediately recognizes and so do we that he s after her inheritance Her father forbids the marriage and
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 suitor comes to town and captures her heart but does not pull the wool over daddy s eyes Silly Aunt plays go between and girl falls as deeply in love as a 19th century novel allows us to see But James does not stop there he provides so muchby giving us asides filled will sarcastic, humorous digs at various characters, revealing deeper traits.
In one exchange with 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 rat