This Side of Paradise - Book 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 1 Summary

Alec Connage has two sisters, Cecilia, sixteen, and Rosalind, nineteen. Rosalind has recently made her debut and is actively looking for a husband. She is very beautiful and spoiled by her power over men. Amory visits the Connage family home. Amory enters the room and meets Rosalind. They have a flirtatious conversation and kiss. Amory leaves, and Mrs. Connage comes in. She warns Rosalind that they do not have a lot of money and that she must marry someone who is very wealthy.

Several hours later, Rosalind is downstairs talking with some of the men that her mother wants her to be nice to. She explains her courtship rituals to one of her lesser suitors. Alec and Cecilia discuss the prospects of Amory falling in love with Rosalind. Amory breaks in on Rosalind and her suitor. Amory and Rosalind discuss their previous relationships and begin...

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