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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary

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Book 4, Chapter 6 Summary

Lyman Ward has a dialogue with Shelly Rasmussen, his typist who has now become his temporary houseguest, about the sex/love scenes between his grandparents in his book. Shelly asks why those scenes are not more explicit, and Lyman replies that in the Victorian era of his grandparents, sex was private. She counters that not to detail their love scenes is a kind of dishonesty, and he admits to a certain old-fashioned modesty.

Book 4, Chapter 6 Analysis

In striking contrast, the generation gap between Lyman Ward and Shelly Rasmussen appears, and the reader gets a sense of how social attitudes have shifted through the generations from the Victorian to contemporary period. This seemingly frivolous chapter also permits the narrator to explain his writing style.

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