Oscar and Lucinda - Study Guide Chapters 41 - 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 41: Ironically, Oscar takes lodgings in Notting Hill after graduating from Oriel, unaware that the area was once a racetrack. He chooses Notting Hill because he has spent time there visiting Wardley-Fish's upscale town house. Now a schoolteacher, Oscar has a third-floor attic room above Mr. John Colville's School for Boys. Oscar is also a reverend and wears the collar. At this moment, he lies in bed, tormented by his conscience and the letters sent by his father, which he keeps in the kindling box. There is no kindling in the box. Oscar refuses to spend a penny on himself or his personal comfort no matter how much money he makes gambling. He fights the urge to go to the dog tracks and feels vile for his desire to break the Sabbath by gambling. He doesn't blame Wardley-Fish, who has given up gambling, for introducing...

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