Washington Square (Large Print Edition)

Paperback, 210 pages

English language

Published June 11, 2007 by BiblioBazaar.


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4 stars (2 reviews)

With a new afterword by Michael CunninghamWhat Catherine Sloper lacks in brains and beauty, she makes up for by being "very good." The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win her hand-even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingenue, and cares nothing for her opulent wealth.

Throughout time, the women of the world always had limited rights when it came to anything. You could almost say they were being discriminated just because of their gender. However, this all changed because of one woman in particular: Deborah Sampson. Deborah Sampson was the first known American woman to impersonate a man in order to join the army and take part in combat. She was born in Plympton, Massachusetts on December 17, 1760 as the oldest of three daughters and three sons of Jonathan and Deborah Sampson. Her family descended from one of the original colonists, Priscilla Mullins Alden, …

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3 stars

Dr. Sloper, a kitten drowner at heart, knows what his daughter should do and indeed, were she a kitten drowner too, it would have all worked out for the best. But instead, she is too sensitive and is hurt by everyone. Her sensitivity is all she had going for her and when she learned not to trust it, she has nothing going for her. In a tragedy, the protagonist's flaw leads them to disaster but the reader gets something out of it. Here, the father prevents that from happening and no one gets anything out of it.

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