The Luminaries: A Novel - Part V Summary & Analysis

Eleanor Catton
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Anna is mortified that the man she entertained the afternoon she arrived in Dunedin is Mrs. Wells’ husband. This shame makes her try to obtain the good opinion of everyone she meets. Wells sees her as sweet. He and Anna are left in the house alone as Lydia is not at home often. Wells does not want to return to the field. He made a significant strike the previous year and wants to invest the money. He spends his time looking for investments.

Lydia is distant with Wells and Anna. Anna strives to get the woman’s good opinion. The operations of the House of Many Wishes are told to Anna slowly and gently. She is shown the gambling hall, but she is not invited to attend the evening parties right away. Anna watches the men arrive from her bedroom. She can hear...

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