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Washington Square Summary
Henry James

Everything you need to understand or teach Washington Square by Henry James.

  • Washington Square Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Washington Square Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Washington Square Summary

Plot Summary

Washington Square is a novel by Henry James. In this novel, Catherine Sloper is a simple, unattractive girl whose father fears her fiancé is interested in her only because of the money she has inherited from her mother and will inherit upon her father's death. Dr. Sloper convinces his daughter of this fact and encourages her to break off the engagement, but she refuses. However, when Catherine has a falling out with her fiancé and he disappears within days of telling Catherine's aunt he intends to end their relationship, Catherine believes she has been jilted by a coward. Catherine draws in upon herself, refusing to marry anyone else and refusing to forgive her father for his role in the breakup as well. Washington Square is a romance that is more tragic than inspiring, a story of the dangers of a man's influence on the opinions of the woman...

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