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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 12 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 12 Summary

As his salary increases, Clyde is able to move to a nicer room on a nicer street, in part due to the power of his name. He does exactly as he promised Gilbert. He has worked hard, attended church, and kept himself aloof and above his workers. He still suffers from loneliness, particularly because he's given up Rita. One day, he attends a festival featuring the socially permanent young people on floats. He sees Sondra Finchley again, and his infatuation begins all over.

Women surround Clyde every day, a real temptation for him since he is easily moved by beauty. There are three women in particular who find him attractive and try to entice him. Ruza, Martha, and Flora are three of his workers, all different types of girls of different backgrounds, Russian, French and American. However, Clyde, working very hard to keep his word...

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