Villette - Chapter 20, The Concert Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20, The Concert Summary

Mrs. Bretton buys Lucy a new pink dress. Lucy is mortified because she would much prefer to wear subdued colors, but she does not want to refuse the gift. Dr. John and Mrs. Bretton are taking her to a concert, and since she has never been to one before, she is happy for the opportunity. The company and the idea of something new are more pleasant to her than the idea of showing off in public, and she marvels at the beauty of the concert hall. As they sit, they have an excellent view of the hall and all the people within it. Dr. John and Mrs. Bretton tease each other about Dr. John's future marital possibilities, while Lucy observes M. Paul chaperoning the girls of the conservatory, along with his half-brother, Josef. Lucy finds M. Paul amusing. She feels he is there...

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