Remembrance of Things Past - Place-Names: The Place, Part II Summary & Analysis

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Place-Names: The Place, Part II Summary

The narrator suffers a feverish attack at Balbec but his grandmother disregards the doctor's advice. He finds Balbec beautiful and Mme. de Villeparisis takes the narrator to see the churches in the area where she displays her liberalism of mind, which impresses the narrator. The narrator desires many village girls they see; he is attracted to one girl in particular as they pass her. He gets out of the carriage to follow her but loses the girl and encounters Mme. Verdurin. Back at the hotel, the narrator takes a nap and wakes to a note from Bergotte, who visited while he was asleep. Leaving church later that day, the narrator is mesmerized by a group of girls who he doubts are different from one another. He asks one girl to deliver a message for him...

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