The Years - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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It is summer of 1911, and Eleanor (now in her fifties) is travelling through Britain to visit her brother Morris and his wife Celia at Celia's mother's house. Eleanor has been in Spain for an extended period of time, and mentions Toledo. She thinks to herself about her father, who, it is revealed, had died the previous year. Abercorn Terrace has been boarded up, and Eleanor wonders to herself what she will do now. She arrives at the house.

She is met by Celia, and the two make small talk. Eleanor goes to her room to change, and thinks to herself how old she is getting. Downstairs again, Morris introduces her to William Whatney, an elderly man who once complimented Eleanor on her looks when they were much younger. She does not immediately recognize him, and is surprised how much he has aged. They lunch...

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