Evelina - Volume 1, Letters 21-23 (pages 185-221) Summary & Analysis

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Volume 1, Letters 21-23 (pages 185-221)

While dressing for the opera, Evelina is surprised when both Miss Branghtons call on her to invite her to the opera, and she is embarrassed by their poor manners. They are affronted when Evelina refuses the invitation. Soon thereafter, Mme. Duval arrives to force Evelina to join the Branghtons’ party to the opera, a trip that is very disagreeable due to the company kept. As the opera ends, Sir Clement finds Evelina and offers to escort her to the Mirvans. Unable to find Mrs. Mirvan, he insists on taking her home. Evelina refuses, but after Lord Orville informs her that the Mirvans have already left and offers to escort her, Evelina has little choice by to agree to Sir Clement's offer. During the long trip home, Sir Clement is happy to talk to Evelina without...

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