The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter deals primarily with the impending war and its implications for Stein's life. Toklas describes Stein's habit of reading the newspapers in 1913 and 1914. Toklas and Stein spend time in London, England, remaining there until the war breaks out. They stay with Dr. Whitehead and his wife, in Lockridge. They do enjoy their stay with them; Stein takes frequent walks in the country.

Gertrude Stein learns that the conflict in Europe is worsening and, when Stein learned that the Germans are closing in on Paris, Toklas describes her as entering a period of mourning. Toklas continues with a description of the battles that taking place in their absence. There are many visitors, who come to stay at the Whiteheads' estate, including Bertrand Russell, who discuss the issue of British education with Stein.

Both Stein and Toklas are now running out of money. They contact relatives in America...

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