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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This book's characters just jump out of the narration, it's absolutely wonderful. James' understanding of a certain female character is uncanny. I adored this book and was so sorry when it ended!
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- Celia

A Light Classic

If you enjoy well written 19th century classic literature, this is a great choice. It's pretty light, and not quite as intriguing as The Portrait of a Lady, but it still keeps you interested. My only complaint is the narrator's pacing- he reads well, but leaves interminable pauses between most of his sentences. It might be worthwhile to listen to a sample before buying it.
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- Laura

Book Details

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