Villette - Study Guide Chapter 37, Sunshine Summary & Analysis

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Paulina and Graham continue to develop their relationship, unbeknownst to her father. Lucy witnesses many of their interactions, and she can see how his desire to please Paulina is making Graham a better man. Paulina speaks of him often to Lucy and even lets her read his letters. Paulina worries that Lucy will always be alone, but Lucy says that there are worse things than the sadness of solitude. Paulina wants to tell her father, but she is afraid.

One evening, after Graham has dined with them, Paulina goes upstairs to write a letter and leaves Lucy in the library. M. de Bassompierre soon joins her and says that he has discovered that his daughter is now eighteen. Lucy can see that M. de Bassompierre has figured things out, and when he asks her where Paulina is, she tells him that Graham and Paulina have...

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