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Vanity Fair Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 55 Summary

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Chapter 55 Summary

Becky screams in vain for her French maid, paid for by Lord Steyne, to no avail. The woman has stolen the jewels left scattered by the marquis, packed her things (and many of Becky's) and left. A flash forward reveals that she eventually sets up a little shop in France under a false name and speaks so miserably of her treatment by the British that Lord Steyne always patronizes her shop out of compassion.

In the present, the other servants are rude to Becky and demand payment, especially Raggles, Matilda's former butler and owner of the house they have not been paying rent on for four years. They all wail that they never thought a Crawley would ruin them after Matilda's great goodness.

Becky storms off to her brother-in-law's house. Pitt is holding a newspaper and demands to know the truth. Becky confesses to being aware of...

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