The Age of Innocence - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Newland finds Ellen walking in the snow, on the way back from church, with Mrs. van der Luyden. She knew that he would come and tells him so. Newland wants to know what she is running from. In the moments that pass, Newland imagines Ellen walking up to him from behind and throwing her arms around him. He is prepared and full of anticipation, as she walks up to him and slides her hand in his. Suddenly, he sees Mr. Beaufort from the corner of his eye. Ellen did not look happy to see Mr. Beaufort. Newland believes that Ellen was expecting Mr. Beaufort and not himself as she said. He calls out to Beaufort and leaves the two of them alone.

When Newland is back in New York, Ellen sends a letter asking him to call on her the following night. Then, she would explain everything...

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