Vanity Fair - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

This chapter introduces Sir Pitt's brother Bute Crawley, rector at the church on Queens Crawley. Bute Crawley is better liked among his people than his brother and was formerly a star athlete. His wife holds the power in their household and lets her husband have free reign outside of it. The couple is always in debt, mostly due to Bute's love of gambling on sporting events. Bute is eager to inherit the other half of his sister's fortune when she passes away. Sir Pitt and his brother do not get along. Both are in financial trouble, and both blame each other for these problems.

Mrs. Bute is always well informed of the happenings in her brother-in-law's house. Likewise, the servants of the two houses are close friends and often share drinks and gossip with each other, acting as spies for the respective households. It did not go...

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