Washington Square: A Novel [NOOK Book]

Washington Square: A Novel

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  • BN ID: 2940026135202
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1901 volume
  • File size: 362 KB

Meet the Author

Henry James
Henry James was a master at tracing the social boundaries of the Gilded Age -- between Old and New World, Europe and America, desire and convention, men and women. He brought an invaluably clear-eyed, and critical, sensibility to America's evolving cultural mores.

Biography

Henry James (1843-1916), born in New York City, was the son of noted religious philosopher Henry James, Sr., and brother of eminent psychologist and philosopher William James. He spent his early life in America and studied in Geneva, London and Paris during his adolescence to gain the worldly experience so prized by his father. He lived in Newport, went briefly to Harvard Law School, and in 1864 began to contribute both criticism and tales to magazines. In 1869, and then in 1872-74, he paid visits to Europe and began his first novel, Roderick Hudson. Late in 1875 he settled in Paris, where he met Turgenev, Flaubert, and Zola, and wrote The American (1877). In December 1876 he moved to London, where two years later he achieved international fame with Daisy Miller. Other famous works include Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Princess Casamassima (1886), The Aspern Papers (1888), The Turn of the Screw (1898), and three large novels of the new century, The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). In 1905 he revisited the United States and wrote The American Scene (1907). During his career, he also wrote many works of criticism and travel. Although old and ailing, he threw himself into war work in 1914, and in 1915, a few months before his death, he became a British subject. In 1916 King George V conferred the Order of Merit on him. He died in London in February 1916.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 15, 1843
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      February 28, 1916
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    A Very Quick, Good Read

    This book was a nice break from all of the 'Oprah's Book Club' garbage that everyone seems to be reading. This book is for people interested in reading serious literature who don't need to have their hand held w/comments from the author @ the end of the book. That being said, this a very quick read and is more accessible than something by Austen, for example. Catherine is a wonderful character; her issues and emotions still have relevance in today's society.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Better than most free copies, but still not great.

    This one has many fewer typos, but still has odd spacing in some words and paragraphs, but it is more readable than the other 3 free versions I downloaded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a great little novel for people who love history. It made me wish I had lived in turn of the century New York. I would also like to say that it illustrates the amount of change that has occurred over the last one hundred years. Was it a good change? I am not so sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2000

    Easy to read, a joy

    Its the first james book i have read, and found it most enjoyable, much easier to read than the golden bowl and portrait of a lady, i highly recommmend it!I fell in love with Catherine!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Read this classic book many years ago, and saw the Broadway play version twive (called "The Heiress"). But book reads as freshly as if it were just written.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    AWFUL COPY

    One of the worst free book copies - This is what the first sentence looks like.

    "Ddbing a portion of the lint half of the present century, and more particularly dnr-I ing the latter part of it, there flourished and >>, practised in the city X I of New York a phy-1 I sician who enjoyed I perhaps..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2002

    Beautiful

    The story is a fast reader. Has a great setting with awesome characters, specially Dr. Sloper. What's best, the ending was unpredictable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Good Story, But It Drags On

    How stubborn can Catherine be about her lover? How adamant can her father be? How annoying can Catherine's scheming aunt, Mrs. Penniman, get? Its a tense situation, but the reader may lose patience, not to mention interest, in the characters after a while. Its a decent book, nonetheless.

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Teresa

    Then you need to make her jealous, right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Teresa

    Long time no see, 'seth'.

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    Posted February 9, 2013

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    I guess so.

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