An American Tragedy - Chapter 13-19 Book One Summary & Analysis

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At the start of Chapter 13, Clyde is four months into his one-sided romance with Hortense and has not made worthwhile progress in winning any genuine signs of affection. In addition to this, his mother asks for an additional five dollars a week from him so she may raise one hundred dollars for some unknown purpose. The idea of shifting a chunk of his funds away from himself and Hortense does not appeal to him so he agrees with his mother’s request to pawn off some family items, a move which results in his having to give his mother a higher weekly sum. His mother also begins looking for a room to rent, but she remains elusive on this point also. The mystery is soon reveal by a chance encounter on the street when Clyde discovers his runaway sister Esta is not only back in...

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