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Washington Square

Washington Square

by Henry James

We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.


Works Cited

James, Henry. Washington Square. 1880. New York: Penguin Classics, 2003.

—. The Middle Years. 1917. New York: Kessinger Publishing, 2004.

Works Consulted

Edel, Leon. Henry James: A Life. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1956.

Gordon, Lyndall. A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.

Fisher, Paul. House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Novick, Sheldon M. Henry James: The Young Master. New York: Random House, 1996.

Poirier, Richard. The Comic Sense of Henry James: A Study of the Early Novels. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.

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