Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

While listening to music in the evening, Julian hesitantly poses a question to Edith, asking her about what he heard when he was being awakened from his long sleep. He remembers Edith's voice making her father promise "not to tell." Julian wants to Edith to tell him exactly what it was that should not be revealed to him. Edith is embarrassed by this discussion. She avoids disclosing anything, blushes and declines even to promise to tell him at a later date. She does admit that whether he is told or not depends on himself. Julian goes to bed that night, unable to sleep as he ponders what mystery Edith is hiding. Her rosy glow and her nearness to Julian, however, only continue to intrigue and interest him.

Chapter 23 Analysis

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