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Washington Square

Philip Horne - Editor

Henry James - Author

Martha Banta - Editor

Martha Banta - Introduction by

Martha Banta - Notes by

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ISBN 9780141441368 | 256 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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When timid and plain Catherine Sloper acquires a dashing and determined suitor, her father, convinced that the young man is nothing more than a fortune-hunter, decides to put a stop to their romance. Torn between her desire to win her father’s love and approval and her passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising dilemma, and becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. James’s masterly novel deftly interweaves the public and private faces of nineteenth-century New York society; it is also a deeply moving study of innocence destroyed.