Book 1: Chapter 1* Lily Bart sees her old friend Lawrence Selden while she is waiting for a train. * Lawrence Selden suggests they have tea at a popular cafe while Lily waits for her train. * Lily suggests a less popular place because she worries she will lose her social standing if she is seen with Lawrence Selden. * Lily accepts Lawrence Selden's invitation to have tea in his apartment. * Lily expresses her resentment in a woman's place and responsibility in society. * Lily meets Simon Rosedale, a Jewish businessman, as she leaves Lawrence Selden's apartment building, and lies to him about her reason for being there.
Book 1: Chapter 2* While on a train to a party at Bellomont, Lily plots to charm Percy Gryce, a shy, prudish, wealthy party-goer. * As Lily walks past Percy Gryce, the movement of the train causes her to nearly fall into Percy's lap. * Lily uses her wit and...
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