Vanity Fair - Chapter 57 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 57 Summary

Georgy does not treat Grandfather Sedley very well, as John Osborne tells him evil stories of the bankrupt old man who lives on the kind allowance Osborne provides to Amelia. Some people might think it wrong of Amelia to take money from her father's enemy, but the narrator reminds his audience that she is simple and has led a miserable and hard life. She takes the crumbs where she can get them. There is much discussion of Amelia's mental state, and she questions her circumstances as a miserable widow.

The plot turns to Major Dobbin, who has traveled without rest from India to reach Amelia at the mention of her supposed marriage to a pastor. He is quite ill with fever, but he makes it through the journey. As it happens, his regiment is called back to England anyway, and he might have traveled with his friends...

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