James's astute story of a plain heiress and the poor, handsome suitor who may or may not love her only for her wealth ...
James credits the young woman from the start with nothing more Oscar-worthy than a certain dull ordinariness. -- Entertainment Weekly
Short novel by Henry James, published in 1880 and praised for its depiction of the complicated relationship between a stubborn father and his daughter.
The novel's main character, Catherine Sloper, lives with her widowed aunt and her physician father in New York City's fashionable Washington Square district. A plain, rather stolid young woman, Catherine is a disappointment to her father.
She is courted by Morris Townsend, who is interested only in her potential inheritance.
When her father threatens to disinherit her if she marries the fortune hunter, Townsend abandons her.
Many years later, after her father's death, Townsend reappears and attempts to renew his suit. Catherine rejects him and lives on as a confirmed spinster in her Washington Square house. 【已有很多网友发表了看法，点击参与讨论】【对英语不懂，点击提问】【英语论坛】【返回首页】