The Duchess and the Jeweller

by Virginia Woolf

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What is the plot of "The Duchess and the Jeweller"?

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But basically, Woolf's story is about a Duchess who goes to a jeweller to sell her Jewels. Because the Duchess has a title, the Jeweller is impressed by her. He pays her 20,000 pounds for a bunch of fake jewellery just so he can do business with her. He trades his self-respect to consort with upper-class/royalty

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