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Lavinia

Washington Square - Henry James, Michael Cunningham So, it was OK. With a touch of boredom. If only the reader was rewarded with a happy ending - no kids, happy ending doesn't mean he marries her and live happily ever after! - happy ending as in Catherine gets brainier, independent and starts living a bit. But James chooses to let her grow into a quiet spinster and bore us to death. Or maybe I'm just not fair and James loves her, despite the fact that he doesn't endow her with too many qualities (her father being the first to admit and emphasize this aspect multiple times). One thing I actually liked is that James lets his readers judge the characters. I'm still working on that :D