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Characterisations are good, although few of the characters are very sympathetic.
I have hope of seeing THE HEIRESS this fall in New York when Jessica Chastain plays Catherine Sloper, the romantic, homely daughter of Dr. Sloper.
Having seen the movie "The Heiress" and loved it, I decided to read the book that the movie was based on.
As with most classics--excellent read. Lots of prose as usual, but in those days authors were not much into dialogue to "show" what the characters were about.Published 19 days ago by Author Sylvia Massara
You have to be bored out of your mind to read Henry James. I have been going back and reading what appear to be classics, but most of the time it is just wordy drivil. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ann B Moody
Excellent, short classic Henry James depiction of a disfunctional family in mid-nineteenth century New York. Read morePublished 2 months ago by dragonlady
I love this movie and the acting. It was fun to see Maggie Smith as the aunt with hidden longings. It is completely different than the old movie, The Heiress, which was based on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Adele Wyn Eddy, Author of 'The Good Day Baking Company'
I had the pleasure of experiencing Henry James ability to encapsulate within encapsulation. You must investigate several of
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One of the most boring books I have ever read. The only redeeming factor about the book is that it is short, so it is a quick read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James H. Kerr
There are four central characters in this novel. Henry James gives you a distinct personality for each one. Catherine is the under valued heiress. Dr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carol