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Washington Square

By James, Henry

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Book Id: WPLBN0002951589
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Washington Square  
Author: James, Henry
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Washington Square; by Henry James
Historic
Publication Date:
1880
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
Washington Square is a short novel by Henry James. Originally published in 1880 as a serial in Cornhill Magazine and Harper's New Monthly Magazine, it is a structurally simple tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. James was hardly a great admirer of Jane Austen, so he might not have regarded the comparison as flattering. In fact, James was not a great fan of Washington Square itself. He tried to read it over for inclusion in the New York Edition of his fiction (1907-1909) but found that he couldn't, and the novel was not included. Other readers, though, have sufficiently enjoyed the book to make it one of the more popular works of the Jamesian canon.

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