Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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At this point in history, Napoleon has escaped from Elba and landed in Cannes. French King Louis the 18th flees his kingdom, and Europe is in an uproar, causing the London stock market to plummet. Four of Europe's great armies are called to war to dethrone Napoleon and reinstate Louis.

In the midst of this military struggle, the events that led to the Sedley's downfall come to surface. Things have been going worse and worse for Mr. Sedley, and he comes home late to his wife complaining of George's poor behavior. He has been around London for some time, ignoring Amelia while other men could be proposing to her. Mrs. Sedley picks up on the fact that Dobbin is in love with Amelia. Mr. Sedley waits for an opportunity to speak and finally tells his wife of their ruined state. They realize this news will break Amelia's...

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