Washington Square - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
  • Washington Square - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
zoom

Washington Square - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction and notes), (series editor)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£2.50
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/08/2001
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Introduction and Notes by Ian F.A. Bell, Professor of English Literature, University of Keele.

Washington Square marks the culmination of James's apprentice period as a novelist. With sharply focused attention upon just four principal characters, James provides an acute analysis of middle-class manners and behaviour in the New York of the 1870's, a period of great change in the life of the city. This change is explored through the device of setting the novel's action during the 1840s, similarly a period of considerable turbulence as the United States experienced the onset of rapid commercial and industrial expansion.

Through the relationships between Austin Sloper, a celebrated physician, and his sister Lavinia Penniman, his daughter Catherine, and Catherine's suitor, Morris Townsend, James observes the contemporary scene as a site of competing styles and performances where authentic expression cannot be articulated or is subject to suppression.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840224276
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 115 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Love is Blind
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
If Cats Disappeared From The World
Added to basket
Transcription
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Break
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Discovery of Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Three Things About Elsie
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Crazy Rich Asians
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Midnight Line
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“Washington Square”

Washington Square provides a brilliant entry point to the work of a master novelist; the story of Catherine Sloper, a slightly frumpy girl in turn of the century New York who is courted by a dashing suitor. We're... More

Paperback edition
10th March 2010
Helpful? Upvote 15

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.