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Stephen

St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom
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  • Washington Square

  • By: Henry James
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A wealthy spinster receives a proposal from a dashing suitor, and her father threatens her with disinheritance if she accepts, in Henry James's masterful exploration of the moral consequences of a tender heart's ruthless manipulation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterly story telling

  • By Stephen on 30-05-10

Masterly story telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-10

I first came across Washington Square when it was a set book for my A level studies. I have to admit that I didn't pay very much attention to it but something about the book has stuck in my mind since. Now that I have had the chance to listen to the audiobook I must say that I really enjoyed it. The wisdom of Henry James's story telling shines through and Catherine emerges as a sadder but stronger and wiser person at the end. Excellent narration too. I really recommend this.

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