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Vanderbank and Longdon seem those asexual closeted characters James so often draws. Did Mrs. Brooks and her mother sense this about these men hence their rejection -Granny for Longdon as a Husband and Mrs. Brooks for Vanderbank as a husband for Nanda?

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Sketchbook Well, of course. It was the world James knew best, especially among Edith Wharton's circle.
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