Washington Square (Blackstone Audio Edition)

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Lloyd James
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On New York City's Washington Square lives Catherine Sloper, a shy and plain-looking young woman who is tyrannized by her wealthy, overbearing father. When young Morris Townsend begins to court her, Dr. Sloper, distrusting his motives, threatens to disinherit Catherine. In accordance with her father's suspicions, young Townsend disappears, leaving Catherine to humiliation, heartache, and lonely spinsterhood. Years later, after her father's death, Townsend returns, and Catherine must make up her own mind about his intentions. This 1881 novel was adapted into the popular movie The Heiress.

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What the Critics Say

"Washington Square is a perfectly balanced novel...a work of surpassing refinement and interest." (Elizabeth Hardwick)
"It's James at the top of his form." (AudioFile)

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impeccable reading

is difficult to imagine a better reading. Lloyd James reads quite slowly with slight pauses to allow the listener to take in the meaning. Even though this is one of Henry James' more straightforward works, it is ideal to have these half seconds to absorb the prose. only negative is that this was a cassette recording, and we get the end of side or tape announcements. Audible needs to sort out these issues.
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- glassophile

Great listen to a classic

Well written and extremely well narrated. A real classic and a good listen. Highly recommended. Gave it 5 stars
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- Harvey Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.