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Emma - Volume 2 Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Volume 2 Chapter 1 Summary

This chapter opens during a walk with Emma and Harriet. Harriet is still bemoaning the loss of Mr. Elton and Emma is trying to figure out how to distract her. She decides to call on Mrs. and Miss Bates in the hopes that will help.

Unfortunately, the Bates have just had a visit from Mrs. Cole, whose son is a close friend of Mr. Elton. The girls are regaled with the stories of Mr. Elton at Bath and then a more dreaded turn of conversation occurs.

Emma, hoping to avoid the subject of Miss Fairfax entirely, is forced to sit through a description of Miss Fairfax's latest letter. The Bates' are very excited about this letter, since Miss Fairfax mentions that she will be arriving within a week for a three-month stay.

Emma hurries to leave before the actual letter can be read, but not...

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