Sons and Lovers - Clara Summary & Analysis

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Clara Summary

Paul continues his artistic pursuits and enters a painting in an exhibition in Nottingham. The painting not only receives first prize but also is purchased by a local businessman for twenty guineas, which Paul gives to his mother.

This artistic attention earns Paul many invitations to dinners and parties and Mrs. Morel has one of William's expensive evening suits tailored so that Paul may dress appropriately in his new circle of acquaintances.

Arthur marries Beatrice because she is pregnant and, for a while, resists the idea of marriage but eventually settles down and becomes a family man without much interaction with his own family.

One day one of Paul's new acquaintances asks him to deliver a message to Clara who lives in Nottingham. Paul meets Clara's outspoken mother at the home where she and Clara do lacework to make a living. Clara's mother likes Paul and confides...

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