Mrs. Dalloway - pages 44-87 Summary & Analysis

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Clarissa is so surprised at seeing Peter that for a moment, she cannot remember his name. It fades quickly. Clarissa is ashamed that Peter is seeing her mend a dress. Peter's life is so adventurous and exciting and hers clearly is not. Does Peter wonder what she does every day besides going to parties and mending dresses?

Clarissa brings up the days at her father's house. Peter is tormented by remembering those days and wishes Clarissa would stop. How could Clarissa understand the level of Peter's heartbreak? Now Peter will have to tell Clarissa about Daisy, a woman that pales in comparison to his old love.

Peter blurts out that he is in love with the wife of a Major in the Indian Army. The couple has two children and Peter has returned to London to see about a divorce. Peter...

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