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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume One, 1884-1933 Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

Upon completion of her education in England, Eleanor returns home to begin her entrance into New York society. More an academic than a socialite, Eleanor suffers through an endless whirl of balls and social events necessary for a young woman of her position in one of New York's finest families. Eleanor has many friends, however, and gravitates toward those whose intellectual pursuits mirror her own. Eleanor also has a fair amount of suitors; but, in the fall of 1902, she meets her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a train bound for Hyde Park and the two strike up a friendship that soon transitions into love.

Franklin courts Eleanor in secret for a year before the couple announces their engagement. Franklin's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, is dismayed with the engagement. Since the death of Franklin's father, Sara Roosevelt has learned to rely on Franklin and dotes...

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