Washington Square - Chapters 23-27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23. Mrs. Penniman is deeply disappointed when she learns she is not invited to go to Europe with her brother and Catherine. Catherine is equally disappointed to learn Mr. Townsend is not invited, even to the point of refusing to go until Mr. Townsend tells her how important this opportunity is for her.

Chapter 24. Catherine and her father go to Europe where they spend six months together in companionable silence. After six months, while walking in a valley in the Alps, Dr. Sloper announces that he is angry with Catherine for continuing to be devoted to Mr. Townsend against his wishes. Dr. Sloper extends their trip another six months. On the night before they are to return to New York, Dr. Sloper again questions her about Mr. Townsend and, finding her of the same opinion, becomes very angry with her once again.

Chapter 25. When Catherine returns home and learns that...

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