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Ada; or, Ardor: A Family Chronicle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book One, Chapters 21-27 Summary

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Book One, Chapters 21-27 Summary

Ada is not allowed free use of the library. The books she reads have to be approved by her governess. She sneaks into the library to read books without her governess's knowledge. Since they cannot control Van's reading habits, he makes all of the literature available to Ada. They read about incest and other literature with sexual content. Their tastes in literature are similar.

In Chapter Twenty Two, Ada and Van enjoy outings in the area around Ardis Hall. They make love in different places.

In Chapter Twenty Three, when Lucette's governess sprains her back, the maid allows Lucette to go with Ada and Van on their outings. At one point, they tie Lucette to a tree so they can have some time alone. Lucette complains to the governess. Another time they lock Lucette in the bathroom. They begin to find...

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