The Age of Innocence - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

With the Welland's off at a luncheon, Newland has the day to himself. He tells the family that he will drive out to look at a horse available for purchase. His real plan is to find Ellen afterwards. First, he takes a quick look at the horse, which proves to be not what he was looking for. Then, he reaches the house that Ellen Olenska is said to be staying in, only to hear that she has gone to Boston to attend to a business matter. Newland decides to make the trip to Boston the next day.

Chapter 22 Analysis

Again, Newland travels to visit Ellen. He lies to May to do so, yet his trip proves unsuccessful when he finds she has gone to Boston. He goes even further by spontaneously choosing to follow her there.

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