-- from the Introduction by Peter Conn
In Washington Square ( 1880), Henry James reminisces about the New York he had known thirty years before as he tells the tory of Catherine Sloper and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. This perceptively drawn human drama is James' most accessible work and an enduring literary triumph.
Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Washington Square has been prepared by Peter Conn, Andrea Mitchell Professor of English at the College of ennsylvania. It includes his introduction, notes, selection of critical excerpts, and uggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.