Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Lady Rose Crawley, second wife of Sir Pitt Crawley, is in an interesting predicament as the lady of Queens Crawley. She cannot entertain her childhood friends at her home because of their low status. She also is not accepted into social circles because of her background. Even his brother's wife refuses to visit with her. Sir Pitt used to beat her and leaves her alone at the manor when he travels to London for Parliament sessions. Lady Crawley has nothing but her looks - no talents, friends or intelligence. After the birth of her children, she has lost even her beauty and has no power over her husband. She is too depressed to even become an alcoholic.

Pitt Crawley, junior, has taken control of the household affairs. He hired Miss Sharp to be governess for the girls, whose only education so far has come from the servants...

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