Evelina - Volume 1, Letters 11-15 (pages 120-152) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1, Letters 11-15 (pages 120-152)

Continuing her epistolary journal on April 5, Evelina writes that she enjoyed the private ball, though she was amazed at the number of couples in attendance. She is offended by the men's impertinent stares. After declining to dance with a foppish young man, she stands up with a handsome young man around 26 years old, and her terror increases when Maria informs her that he is a nobleman named Lord Orville. Sitting alone while Maria dances, Evelina is stunned when Lord Orville seeks her out and offers to get her lemonade. Since she is content with the folly she has already shown by declining one man and dancing with another, she refuses to dance again, but Lord Orville converses with her, turning the conversation to country amusements in an attempt to make her talk. The fop interrupts...

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