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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


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

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

Ozick, Cynthia. Introduction to Washington Square by Henry James. New York: Modern Library, 2002.

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. 1792. New York: Penguin Classics, 2004


Writer: Molly Thomas-Hicks for the National Endowment for the Arts

The essay “Marriage in Washington Square” was written by Cynthia Ozick, award-winning novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Ozick is the author of The Shawl, a title selected for The Big Read.

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