Posted by Luisa on July 15, 1997 at 10:11:50:
In reply to While We're Hanging Out with Kind of Chickie...Washington Square posted by Cassia on July 14, 1997 at 18:42:39
] I read Henry James' Washington Square , the heroine is one of those highly moral chickies. I can't manke the woman out. I don't understand what she wanted. I think this is a good selection for this page and it has the advantage of being much, much shorter than Jane Eyre! ;-)
I loved that book. I thought it was intensely dramatic, but very comic at times, I liked the way the father figure was portrayed and the realistic ending. Catherine Sloper is a tragic figure and I felt very sympathetic towards her, sp. when Morris leaves. I think it`s very understandable the way she fights against her Dad, not antagonizing him directly (she loves him after all), but biding her time relentlessly.
Henry James is a great author. Daisy Miller is another very short novella, but also vivid and impressive, After Bronte and Austen, James is a favourite with me.
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