Oscar and Lucinda - Study Guide Chapters 31 - 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31: Lucinda, wearing the dress she reluctantly bought to appease Chas Ahearn, receives many stares and assumes there is something wrong with her dress. Ahearn has assured her that her large inheritance will provide her with excellent husband, perhaps even a governor. Lucinda resents their callousness towards her money, which her parents worked so hard to provide. No one understands her feelings, and she feels quite alone. Against Ahearn's advice, she decides to go to Sydney to escape the strict moral censures of Parramatta. She is grateful that her money buys her freedom from the people in Parramatta, like Ahearn, who love nothing more than to order her around like a simpleton. She hates her new dress and only wears it to simplify her departure. Ahearn has insisted on procuring passage for her on his friend's steamer. The friend, Sol Myer, is delivering a load...

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