The Luminaries: A Novel - Part XI Summary & Analysis

Eleanor Catton
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Anna contemplates her life. She is in serious debt to Dick Mannering and sees no way of being able to pay him back. She feels trapped in her circumstances. Anna realizes that as she gets older men will want her less and her value will decrease. Her opium vice is not helping her. She is wasting her money on the drug, and it is wearing away her looks.

Anna thinks about how a man can rise above his past and be whatever he wants. But, a woman once fallen has no future. This is not the life that she came to New Zealand to lead. She has fallen, and she sees no future for herself.

Emery Staines is in love with Anna. He is jealous of the men who have been with her, but is weary about paying for her services. He wants...

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