Vanity Fair - Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

Rumors are flying through Brussels about Napoleon's victories. Jos wants to pack up Amelia and get out of there, but Mrs. O'Dowd calls him a coward. She says she does not move until she gets the order from Major O'Dowd himself. A messenger arrives. The small Belgian forces were at the front of the march toward Bonaparte. They encountered the bulk of the French army and suffered great losses. They turned around and marched through the British troops before scattering, thus causing the chaos in Brussels. Amelia's maid's husband is a soldier in the Belgian forces. He escapes and brings news to the house that George's regiment has suffered major casualties against the French army.

Everyone is trying to escape at once. There are no horses to be bought to pull away the carriages. The Belgian nobles who snubbed George were also very cruel to Becky. She...

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