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By Henry James

Whilst timid and undeniable Catherine Sloper acquires a rushing and decided suitor, her father, confident that the younger guy is not anything greater than a fortune-hunter, makes a decision to place a cease to their romance. Torn among her wish to win her father's love and approval and her ardour for the 1st guy who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonising predicament, and turns into all too conscious of the limitations that others search to put on her freedom. James's masterly novel deftly interweaves the private and non-private faces of nineteenth-century long island society; it's also a deeply relocating learn of innocence destroyed.

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