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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 30 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 30 Summary

Clyde's mother is unable to gain much support for an appeal. Most churches do not think it's appropriate to debate the innocence of a man the evidence was against. There is also resentment against his mother; even though she's not an ordained minister she should have been home with her children instead of preaching on the streets. Clyde's admission of adultery adds fuel to the fire.

Clyde's mother is sending money home for her family, since Asa is ill and unable to earn much. She must also pay for her own expenses. She eventually earns $1,100.00, which she entrusts to Belknap and Jephson who will file appeal papers. Then, she returns home to see Asa, who by all accounts is ill to the point of death. Clyde is acquainted with another death-row inmate, Miller Nicholson, a lawyer who's been convicted of poisoning a wealthy, elderly gentleman...

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