The Age of Innocence - Study Guide Chapter 33 Summary & Analysis

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The occasion for Newland and May Archer's first truly large affair at their new house is a going away dinner for Countess Ellen Olenska. Mrs. Welland, Mrs. Archer and May prepare for every aspect of the event. Newland agrees to play his part for the evening, but he has thought it over, and by leaving for Europe, nothing prevents him from following Ellen. As the evening progresses, it becomes apparent that all of New York society, including May, believes that he and Ellen are lovers. This is May's way of coming out on top and sending Ellen off.

After all the guests have left, Newland asks to speak with May. Newland tells her that he needs a break and needs to go far away. May tells him that he will have to bring her with him, but she does not think the doctor will let her as...

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