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Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions.

Public Domain (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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The ending was so unsatisfying. But the performance of the story was great! Thanks Audible

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Loved the narration

The book was just as engaging as the 1949 movie, though I loved the movie ending better.

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Not a Henry Hames fan

On all technical aspects, this book was excellent; however, the story simply did not appeal to me, James created a long narrative for a very simple plot. I usually love Victorian literature, and am used to the long explanations and detailed emotional descriptions of things, but this book was a real slog to get through.

I am sure many others will enjoy it though, and overall it is in good form.