The Age of Innocence - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

Newland meets Ellen, with his wife's carriage, at the train station in Jersey City. She is surprised to see him there. He tells her that he had made plans to travel to Washington to see her. He kisses her palm, and she moves away and begins to talk of May. Ellen tells him that this thing between them cannot go on. She will not have an affair with him and hurt May. Newland wishes to go away, far away, where they can be together. Ellen points out the folly in this plan. They come to no resolution and Newland stops the carriage. He gets out in the snow and admits it was a mistake to come.

Chapter 29 Analysis

The time that Ellen and Newland spend together in the carriage is simply a repeat of what happened in Boston. Neither of them denies their feelings toward one another...

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