The House of Mirth - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Lily begins receiving large checks from Gus Trenor's investment of her small stipend. She finds it easy to stay in his favor, all that is required of her is to be nice to him, listen to his stories and laugh at his jokes. Judy is delighted at the new friendship, thinking that Lily was becoming friends with her husband as a favor to her.

The largest check to date is paid to her by Gus Trenor at the wedding of Miss. Van Osburgh to Lily's cousin, Jack Stepney. The sight of Mr. Percy Gryce, whom she had not seen since his sudden departure from Bellomont, further improves her mood. She takes it as a good omen, although she is once again more excited by the sight of Mr. Selden, who she had also not seen since their afternoon in the woods. Selden comes to the...

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