Vanity Fair - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

A flashback chapter shows the events immediately following the Osborne/Sedley marriage. While George enjoys his honeymoon with Amelia, he leaves Dobbin at home to take care of his business affairs. Dobbin tries to get Jos and George more closely affiliated so that John Osborne might consider reconciling with John Sedley. Dobbin makes friends with George's sisters and tries to have everyone on his side to better argue with John Osborne. One of George's sisters becomes quite smitten with Dobbin as he tries to warm her to George's cause. George told Dobbin some time ago that his sister Jane would marry him if he asked. He is not there to see to his own love life and steers conversation back to George and Amelia.

One of John Osborne's associates, Mr. Bullock, comes to take the Osborne sisters to a flower show. Rather than be excited by the...

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