The Age of Innocence - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

The morning after the opera, Newland searchs florists for yellow roses, but finds none. He sends a note out to Ellen but doesn't receive a response for three days. On the third day, a response comes from Skuytercliff, the van der Luyden's country estate. In the note, she tells Newland that she "ran away" to "think things over." He wonders what Ellen means. What was she running away from?

Newland had planned on spending the weekend with a box of new books, but he instead accepts a previous invitation from Mrs. Reggie to spend the weekend at the Reggie's estate, conveniently located near Skuytercliff.

Chapter 14 Analysis

This chapter shows an increase in the drama surrounding Ellen and Newland. His willingness to abandon his plans to follow her upstate is a gesture that betrays his feelings. The mysterious circumstances in which Ellen "ran away" add to the suspense...

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