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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 2, Chapter 39 Summary

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Book 2, Chapter 39 Summary

Clyde continues to do nothing and, at the same time, is accepted more and more as a guest of the rich. Mrs. Finchley, Sondra's mother, who at first was worried about Clyde, believes that since he's entertained and accepted in so many homes, his presence with a group is acceptable. Still, she warns Sondra that she should not get too friendly. Sondra and Clyde's relationship is intensifying, so much so that Sondra is working on ways for Clyde to come visit them in the upcoming summer. Both have fantasies about a future together. When people begin to note their attraction, Mrs. Finchley begins to talk of taking Sondra and her brother Stewart on a trip to Europe for two years, but Sondra says that she'll be of age next October and can then marry who she wants. Meanwhile, Roberta is enforcing on Clyde her ultimatum...

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