Elizabeth has turned 21 and is beginning to seek her independence. She's made new friends, Bohemian types who debate their radical politics and spout poetry. Her main interest is the writer and poet Lawrence Kirbridge, a talented young man who also has a way with the ladies. She informs her parents that she will not be accompanying them on a weekend visit and subsequently invites her new set to tea at 165 Eaton Place. What was supposed to be a quiet occasion soon turns to a rather lively party with one of the guests dancing on a table. Unfortunately, Richard and Lady Marjorie return at that moment and brusquely ask everyone to leave. Mortified, Elizabeth accuses her parents of being rude to her guests. She decides the time has come to strike out on her own and moves in with her friend, Henrietta. Written by
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This episode takes place during the winter of 1908. See more
Lawrence Kirbridge tells Stanley that Leo Tolstoy
is dead. However, this episode is based in the winter of 1908 and Tolstoy did not die until November 20, 1910. See more
[with lascivious intent
In your father's mansion there are many mansions, n'est pas?
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