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Published: 11 November 2010

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199559190

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Washington Square

New Edition

Henry James
Edited by Adrian Poole

Oxford World's Classics

  • Washington Square is one of the most instantly appealing of James's early masterpieces, a tale of a trapped daughter and domineering father that has to do with money and love and innocence betrayed.
  • Adrian Poole's excellent introduction shows how James's apparently simple story carries a great depth of meaning and understanding; he discusses its origins and influences, its historical and geographical location, and the delineation of character.
  • Up-to-date bibliography and illuminating notes.
  • Includes James's journal entry in which he recounts the anecdote told him by Fanny Kemble which gave the book its story.
  • Includes a discussion of stage and film adaptations of the novel.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction and Notes by James scholar Adrian Poole.
  • Revised and up-to-date bibliography.
  • Two appendices: extract from James's journal recounting the story told him by Fanny Kemble on which the stroy of the book is based; and an account of stage and film versions of the book.
  • Completely reset and improved text.

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