Washington SquareLarge Print - 2000 | Large print ed. ; 1st HarperLargePrint Classics ed.
In the Washington Square area of New York City in the late nineteenth century, devastating betrayals by both her father and her lover leave shy and fragile Catherine Sloper permanently scarred.
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Originally published in 1880, Washington Square was praised for its depiction of the complicated relationship between a father and daughter. Catherine Sloper lives in New York City's fashionable Washington Square district with her aunt and her physician father. As Catherine is courted by Morris Townsend, her father threatens disinheritance, and Townsend abandons her. Only ater her father dies, many years later, does Townsend attempt to return to the Washington Square house and to Catherine.