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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 10 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 10 Summary

The supper at the Griffiths is held up by Bella's tardiness, and she comes in with her friends Sondra Finchley and Bertine Cranston, both of whom are curious about Clyde. They find him much better looking and not as aggressive as Gilbert. Clyde is immediately infatuated with Sondra Finchley, who is beautiful, classy and different from any of the women he's known in the past. Mrs. Griffiths makes it clear to the girls that Clyde has no money and is forced to make his own way in the world with the opportunity that his uncle has afforded him. Bertine Cranston becomes immediately disinterested, but Sondra thinks, "it's a shame Clyde is impoverished." Clyde is totally unable to hide his attraction to Sondra, a fact that she recognizes and while flattered, decides he's "too easy." Of the family, Myra alone recognizes Clyde's...

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