Vanity Fair - Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

Fat Joseph Sedley and his sister Amelia return to the story. Jos, either ashamed of his flight from Brussels or recalled to duty, has returned to India. Away from men who actually fought in the war, Jos returns to his endless military stories and pretends he was a courier for the Duke of Wellington. Back in London, his family receives 120 pounds of his paycheck each year as their only means of support.

John Sedley has stopped working entirely, but he still goes into London each day hoping to reclaim his former job in the stock market. On Sundays, he takes Georgy for walks and treats him to candies and sweets until Amelia threatens to forbid their outings. Amelia is insanely protective of Georgy and gets upset when either of her parents try to feed him medicine or food she does not approve of. Amelia accuses Mrs. Sedley...

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