Catalogue


Novels, 1881-1886 /
Henry James.
imprint
New York, N.Y. : Library Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, c1985.
description
1249 p. ; 21 cm. --
ISBN
0940450305 (alk. paper) :
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series title
imprint
New York, N.Y. : Library Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking Press, c1985.
isbn
0940450305 (alk. paper) :
contents note
Washington Square -- The portrait of a lady -- The Bostonians.
general note
"William T. Stafford wrote the notes and selected the texts for this volume"--Prelim. p.
catalogue key
669776
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
William T. Stafford is professor of English at Purdue University
Summaries
Main Description
Written in London and Italy between 1879 and 1885, these novels portray American women confronting crises of independence and possession. Studies in the exercise of power that marks relations between sexes, classes, and cultures, they show James's special solicitude for the young heroines who occupy the center of his fictional world. Washington Square (1880) examines the life of Catherine Sloper, a plain, sweet young woman who lives imprisoned by the selfishness of those close to her: her lover, who cares only for her fortune; her aunt, who meddles for the sake of romantic intrigue; and her protective father, who repays her adoration with irony and wit. Set in the New York of the 1840s, Washington Square evokes the still-intimate city of James's childhood while presenting a frightening moral lesson in the human consequences of manipulation and indifference.
Table of Contents
Washington Squarep. 1
The Portrait of a Ladyp. 191
The Bostoniansp. 801
Chronologyp. 1221
Note on the Textsp. 1237
Notesp. 1243
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