Lady Susan - Letters 9 - 16 Summary & Analysis

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Mrs. Johnson writes to Lady Susan telling her she should contrive to marry Reginald De Courcy, who is twelve years younger, rich, and malleable. She knows Mr. Manwaring will rage but Lady Susan can pacify him. Sir James visited Mrs. Johnson and gave her the impression he would be happy to marry either Lady Susan or her daughter.

Lady Susan writes back thanking her friend for the advice but does not think she will marry Reginald. She is not in immediate need of money yet, though she enjoys making Reginald fall in love with her and then rebuffing him. Lady Susan considers it revenge over how Mrs. Vernon treated her.

Mrs. Vernon writes to her mother that she's grown more uneasy over Reginald and Lady Susan. They have grown very close, taking long walks and talking all day together. She fears Lady Susan...

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