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Washington Square

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, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. James was hardly a great admirer of Jane Austen, so he might not have regarded the comparison as flattering. In fact, 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 couldn't, 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. (summary from Wikipedia)

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, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. James was hardly a great admirer of Jane Austen, so he might not have regarded the comparison as flattering. In fact, 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 couldn't, 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. (summary from Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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, domineering father. The book is often compared to Jane Austen's work for the clarity and grace of its prose and its intense focus on family relationships. James was hardly a great admirer of Jane Austen, so he might not have regarded the comparison as flattering. In fact, 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 couldn't, 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. (summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:52


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:56