The Age of Innocence - Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25 Summary

Once they depart, Newland sits in the library to review the hours he spent with Ellen. He decides that if Ellen felt tempted in anyway by Newland, then that would be the only reason she would return to her husband.

Upon returning to New York City, he bumps into Mr. Riviere, the man he met in London on his honeymoon. The two agree to meet later that day at Newland's office. During their meeting, it is revealed that Mr. Riviere is the messenger sent by the Count to convince Ellen to come back. He tells Newland that he takes his mission seriously, but knows that Ellen is better off without her husband. In fact, he is the very one who originally helped her escape. Mr. Riviere knows that he is the only one in the family that does not agree that Ellen should return to her husband...

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