Vanity Fair - Chapter 54 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 54 Summary

Rawdon flees to his brother's house as the family is saying morning prayers and devotions. Rawdon attempts, unsuccessfully, to read and understand his brother's political papers. Rawdon looks so horrible that Pitt assumes he is drunk. Rawdon says he is not drunk but ruined. Pitt protests that the family money is not liquid, and even the hundred Jane took to free Rawdon was meant for the lawyers. Rawdon says he is not looking for money but asks Pitt to always look after his son. Rawdon tells the story and says there must be a duel which may end badly for him. Pitt agrees to look after his nephew, and he and Rawdon share a tender moment. Rawdon leaves the money for Briggs and more for Pitt to disburse. He takes the thousand-pound note for Lord Steyne, wishing he could wrap it around a bullet and shoot the...

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