Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel - Chapters 26 - 40 Summary & Analysis

George Saunders
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Chapters 26 – 29: After Abraham Lincoln’s visit, many people in the bardo rush towards Willie, wishing to tell him of their lives and problems, because they believe Willie may be able to return to his old life and help them. Jane Ellis, a society woman, tells of her three beloved daughters whom she wishes to aid in their youths. Mrs. Abigail Blass, a rich but stingy woman, tells of her various bank balances and properties. Lieutenant Cecil Stone tells of his many slaves, whom he would abuse physically and sexually. Eddie Baron and Betsy Baron speak of their lives of poverty and frequent partying, and they speak of their kids, who never come to see them. However, the gathering is interrupted by the arrival of a large number of entities of the bardo who apparently visit the bardo every night. They take on various...

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