Monday, August 31, 2009

Chapter 17 :: Washington Square by Henry James

A conversation between Mrs. Penniman and Catherine is recounted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chapter 16 :: Washington Square by Henry James

Dr. Sloper will never be vanquished by argument but by science, facts. Mrs. Penniman and Mr. Townsend secretly meet and Mrs. Penniman proposes a plan based upon fact.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chapter 13 :: Washington Square by Henry James

Mrs. Almond suggests that Mr. Townsend may be the '20th case' as Dr. Sloper wonders if he has made the biggest mistake of his life.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chapter 11 :: Washington Square by Henry James

Catherine and Dr. Sloper have a heart-to-heart discussion about an engagement to Mr. Townsend.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chapter 10 :: Washington Square by Henry James

Our heroine has been liberal with her favors. Fortune favors the brave and Catherine vows courage. Mrs. Penniman imagines she pulls up the curtain to a great performance.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Chapter 8 :: Washington Square by Henry James

The girl is very happy and speechless. Dr. Sloper thinks her a simpleton as he watches and wonders how often Morris Townsend visits his home. Finally, Sloper has a conversation with the feline Mrs. Pennimen.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chapter 7 :: Washington Square by Henry James

Two and one-half bottles of wine and some singing is not enough for Mr. Morris Townsend to recommend himself to Dr. Sloper, who promises to get Catherine a pair of eyeglasses so that she might see.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Chapter 3: Washington Square by Henry James

Neither tall nor remarkable in any way, Catherine Sloper imagines herself 'elegant' in a red, satin gown, while her republican father finds the bare notion of it 'vulgar.

James's description of Washington Square here would be a fit companion to a stroll about the block.


Friday, August 07, 2009

Chapter 2: Washington Square by Henry James

Introducing Mrs. Penniman.

The image you see embedded with this audio file includes a photograph by the generous and talented Jim Linwood, who licenses his work as follows:

 
Thank you, Mr. Linwood.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Washington Square Arch, New York City. March 2001


Washington Square Arch, New York City. March 2001
Originally uploaded by Jim Linwood

Have just this minute finished recording Chapter 1 of Henry James's "Washington Square," a book I've long loved for its exquisitely-crafted long sentences.

It is my hope that Jim Linwood -- author of this photograph -- will grant me permission to remix it into the small artwork that will accompany this audiobook recording into the public domain.

It's great to be back reading to you again.

Washington Square Arch, New York City. March 2001

I begin to read "Washington Square" by Henry James.

It's my hope that the author of this photograph will permit me its remixed use for the artwork that will represent this public domain endeavor.

Perfect angle I think.

Chapter 1's recorded and will be up soon...as soon as I make a suitable image.

Great to be back reading again.