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Vanity Fair Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 48 Summary

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Chapter 48 Summary

For ladies in Vanity Fair, the greatest honor is to be presented to the king or queen at court. After doing so, the lady receives a certificate stating her honor and virtue. On the day when Pitt takes his position as High Sheriff for his county, he and Lady Jane take Becky to court to meet her king. Pitt, Jane and Becky are dressed in extreme elegance while Rawdon, only present at the urging of Lady Jane, looks shabby in his old military uniform that has become too small. Becky's dress is so magnificent that Lady Jane wants to tell her they could not possibly have afforded it. In reality, Becky found the lace and adornments in Sir Pitt's house when helping with the renovations and stole the bits and pieces to sew into her dress.

Rawdon asks Becky about her jewelry in the cab, and Pitt...

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