The House of Mirth - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 11 Summary

The holidays arrive, and although the stock market is said to be plummeting, Simon Rosedale's fortune continues to grow. Lily's aunt, Mrs. Peniston, decides to give a party. She invites Lily, but excludes her other niece, Grace Stepney, who often comes to spend time with her when Lily is busy with social engagements. Grace is angered by the snub, and to retaliate tells Mrs. Peniston that there are rumors circulating about the nature of the relationship between Lily and Gus Trenor. She implies that Gus Trenor pays Lily's expenses in exchange for the attention she pays him, and she mentions Lily's gambling habits and other flirtations. Mrs. Peniston decides to say nothing to Lily now, but files the information away for future use.

Book 1: Chapter 11 Analysis

This incident of Grace Stepney's jealousy of Lily causing her to gossip to Mrs. Peniston about Lily's relations with...

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