Vanity Fair - Chapter 58 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 58 Summary

Dobbin and Jos arrive in England with great fanfare. Dobbin wants to be on the road immediately, but Jos insists on staying at the grand hotel and getting a plush night's rest. Dobbin is restless and nostalgic on the journey and returns to the boarding house where he lived before going to war. The clerk reminds Dobbin that George Osborne still owes him three pounds from ten years ago. He changes his clothes and heads toward Amelia's house.

The landlord's daughter, who used to call Dobbin Major Sugarplums, answers the door and welcomes him into the house. Amelia is out walking, and Dobbin asks young Polly to show him to the park where she went. They encounter the minister with his new wife, the very same minister it was rumored Amelia was supposed to marry. Dobbin gets so excited that he starts shaking.

Dobbin sees Amelia at...

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