Catherine Sloper, the only surviving child of the Sloper family, is a kind but plain girl, and as such is treated by her widowed father, Dr. Sloper. So when Catherine becomes engaged, Dr. Sloper finds it hard to believe that any man would be interested in her for anything but her inheritance, and sets his mind to separating his daughter from her fiancE. Although Henry James is said to have disdained Washington Square, since its publication the novel has become one of the author's most beloved works. Washington Square has been adapted several times for film and theatre, including a 1949 film starring Olivia de Havilland and Ralph Richardson, and a 1997 film starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, and Maggie Smith. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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