Evelina - Volume 1, Letters 16-20 (pages 152-185) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1, Letters 16-20 (pages 152-185)

When Mme. Duval visits Queen-Ann Street for tea on April 13, she is accompanied by a French gentleman named M. Du Bois. Evelina is disconcerted by the arrival of Sir Clement who wins Captain Mirvan's friendship by his obvious disdain of their two French visitors. As such, Sir Clement is invited to join the Mirvans' party to Ranelagh, but Evelina is even more surprised when Lord Orville joins their party upon their arrival. She enjoys the company of Lord Orville, Mrs. Mirvan, and Maria; but, she finds the rest of the party disagreeable.

On the way home, their coach breaks down. While escorting Evelina to the warmth of an inn, Sir Clement tries to apologize for his impertinence at the ridotto. Evelina is relieved when the Mirvans join them. Captain Mirvan is heartily amused by Mme...

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