Washington Square

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 3641124328
Format: PDF
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Er liebt sie, er liebt sie nicht, er liebt sie, er liebt sie nicht ... Selten waren Herzensangelegenheiten undurchsichtiger als in diesem Roman. «Washington Square», eines von James’ bekanntesten und beliebtesten Werken, offenbart dessen Meisterschaft in der Analyse menschlicher Abgründe. Die vorliegende Neuübersetzung erschließt die komplexe, anspielungsreiche Sprachwelt des Autors und ermöglicht endlich auch im Deutschen höchsten Lesegenuss. Catherine Sloper ist ein schüchternes, in jeder Hinsicht blasses Mädchen – und eine der besten Partien New Yorks. Als ihr der attraktive Abenteurer Morris Townsend den Hof macht, geht sie bereitwillig auf sein Werben ein. Doch Catherines Vater, zugleich der Verwalter ihres Vermögens, vermutet in Townsend einen Mitgiftjäger und will eine Heirat um jeden Preis verhindern. Hin- und hergerissen zwischen kindlichem Pflichtgefühl und dem Wunsch nach Selbstbehauptung, ringt Catherine um eine Entscheidung. Hin- und hergerissen ist auch der Leser, denn über die wahren Motive aller Beteiligten – des verarmten Bräutigams in spe, der ebenso naiven wie geschmeichelten Braut, des in seiner Autorität verletzten Brautvaters, der sein Vermögen einst selbst durch Heirat erworben hatte – lässt uns Henry James bewusst im Unklaren.

Washington Square by Henry James

Author: Joseph Cowley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491787627
Format: PDF
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Henry James was born in the United States, in New York City, on April 15, 1843 and is considered an American writer, though he spent most of his life in England and, a year before his death in London on February 28, 1916, became a British citizen. He is regarded as one of the key literary figures of the 19th century, writing mainly narrative fiction. He influenced many other writers, most notably Edith Wharton. James was the son of Henry James, Sr., a well-known intellectual of his day, and the brother of William James. Henry is known especially for the novels in which he portrays Americans encountering Europeans. His style of writing, often verbose and indirect, especially in his later years, can make him difficult to read. Often, too, he writes from the point of view of the characters within a tale, exploring issues related to consciousness and perception. James contributed significantly to literary criticism, especially in his later years when his works were republished with extensive introductions by James. He insisted that writers be allowed the greatest freedom in their writing, and that narrative fiction be true to life, giving readers a view of life that is recognizable. He felt that the only way to judge whether a novel is good or bad is by whether the author is good or bad. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue, and narrators who were not necessarily reliable, brought depth and interest to his fiction. The Aspern Papers is one of his most notable short novels, along with The Turn of the Screw. In addition to fiction he published articles, books of travel, autobiography, biography, criticism, and plays. Among his masterpieces are Daisy Miller (1879), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), What Maisie Knew (1897), The Wings of the Dove (1902), and The Golden Bowl (1916), available in this series, Classics Condensed by Cowley.

Henry James Washington Square Eine Analyse

Author: Anna Uhlhorn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783656555384
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: The novel "Washington Square," written by Henry James in 1880 takes place during the 1840s in New York, in the neighborhood of Washington Square. The story can be summarized and sub-divided into different actions of drama: Firstly, the reader is provided with the family background of the main characters. The author starts off with a detailed portray of Austin Sloper...

Washington Square

Author: Henry Henry James
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520870083
Format: PDF
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About Washington Square by Henry James 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, unemotional father. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, British actress Fanny Kemble. The book is often compared with Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. 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 could not, 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.

Washington Square With Audio Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194632245
Format: PDF, Docs
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A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Kieran McGovern. When a handsome young man begins to court Catherine Sloper, she feels she is very lucky. She is a quiet, gentle girl, but neither beautiful nor clever; no one had ever admired her before, or come to the front parlour of her home in Washington Square to whisper soft words of love to her. But in New York in the 1840s young ladies are not free to marry where they please. Catherine must have her father’s permission, and Dr Sloper is a rich man. One day Catherine will have a fortune of 30,000 dollars a year . . .

Daisy Miller and Washington Square

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781593081058
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Daisy Miller and Washington Square, by Henry James, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Strikingly modern in its psychological insight, social observation and stylistic innovation, Henry James’s fiction continues to attract and intrigue readers a century after its initial appearance. This volume offers two of his most popular and critically admired novellas: Daisy Miller and Washington Square. In Daisy Miller, James paints a vivid portrait of a vibrant young American girl visiting Europe for the first time. Lovely, flirtatious, eager for experience, Daisy meets a wealthy American, Mr. Winterbourne, and a penniless but passionate Italian. Her complex encounters with them and others allow James to explore one of his favorite themes, the effect of Americans and Europeans on each other. Washington Square’s Catherine Sloper is Daisy Miller’s opposite. Neither pretty nor charming, she lives with her wealthy, widowed, tyrannical father, Dr. Austin Sloper, who can barely conceal his disdain for his shy, awkward daughter. When a handsome suitor, Morris Townsend, comes calling, Catherine’s father refuses to believe he is anything other than a heartless fortune hunter and sets out to destroy her romance. Jennie A. Kassanoff is Assistant Professor of English at Barnard College. Her articles have appeared in Arizona Quarterly and PMLA. Her book, Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Around Washington Square

Author: Luther S. Harris
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801873416
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A fascinating exploration of the origins of Greenwich Village, a la Gangs of New York, takes readers back in time to the Fifteenth Ward, and area of prosperity whose cultural life was lead by the likes of Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Edgar Allen Poe. (History)