The House of Mirth - Book 2: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 2 Summary

The following morning, Lily awakens aboard the Sabrina, the Dorsets' yacht. Upon reflection, she is extremely pleased with the past three months. She has nearly forgotten her troubles with Gus Trenor in her abundant social successes and the beauty and luxury of her surroundings.

That morning she has breakfast with the Duchess, and after breakfast goes to the casino, although does not play due to a lack of funds. There she sees Carry Fischer, who has just fought with Mrs. Bry. She tells Lily that she is leaving the Brys to go and work for a different family, and offers to leave the Brys in Lily's care. Lily declines the offer, feeling that she is too good for the Brys nouveau riche standing in their circle. Carry proceeds to tell Lily that a rumor has been started that Lily and George Dorset were seen going...

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