Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary

Anthony and Gloria move lower down the social scale. Acquaintances from Kansas City ignore them when they pass them on the street. Their apartment is smaller and cheaper. Anthony meets Muriel, and they discuss what exactly makes a person upper class. Anthony says it is money, but Muriel believes that one will always belong to the higher social order if one comes from a good family. She accuses him of thinking that his old friends are trying to avoid them. Maury Noble no longer comes to see them. He is making a great deal of money and is getting married. Anthony becomes upset and leaves. Gloria is not bothered and tells Muriel that he will come back eventually.

Anthony has resigned from his last club. He spends most of...

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