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Washington Square by Henry James
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Sep 12, 07

it was amazing

Not my edition, but you can't get too picky on here or it won't let you add anything. Mine is a worn but still well-bound gray Modern Library copy from around the 1950s or 1960s, and I'm pretty attached to it. The type and layout seem to go very nicely with the crispness of the book itself. This is the book I ended up writing on at the end of my spring semester 07 class, after presenting on its connections to William James's pragmatism (even though that was written many years later). It's very Austeny for James, but much harsher than she is (and she can be pretty harsh), although I don't think Dr. Sloper is an evil character or an entirely unsympathetic one. This is the best possible way into James, as it's a combination of a quick read and a marvelous one.
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Kealan O'ver If you have a picture of it I can add it for you.

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