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Look Homeward, Angel Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary

The summers are miserable and many of the boarders have bronchial disorders. Eugene likes the summers better when sultry southern women inhabit the hotel. He stays at home with Helen in the mornings, and she feeds him and spoils him, but sometimes she becomes verbally abusive until he reacts with rage, which seems to satisfy her.

Eugene is being introduced to sex through his observation of the southern women who come to stay at the boarding house in the summertime. Mrs. Selbourne is married to a man who owns a livery stable and has two children. He sends her checks, as does a lumberman she has an ongoing affair with, but she also makes herself available to men in Altamont.

Steve is now in his early twenties and has returned home from New Orleans after being away for a year. He is physically and verbally...

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