Washington Square - Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 9-12 Summary

Chapter 9. On their regular visit to the Almond household on Sunday, Dr. Sloper slips away to speak with his brother-in-law only to find Mr. Townsend has come into the room. Dr. Sloper decides to attempt to speak to him again. This time Dr. Sloper asks Mr. Townsend about his attempts to find work. Mr. Townsend is again offended and finds Dr. Sloper's questions to be something of an insult. Mr. Townsend insists he is not living off of his sister, but has taken charge of his nieces and nephew's education. When their conversation is over, Mr. Townsend tells Catherine that her father has so deeply wounded him that he does not want to cross his threshold again. Mr. Townsend insists that when they meet again it be somewhere else, such as the square.

Chapter 10. Despite her fear of upsetting her father, Catherine meets Mr. Townsend...

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