50 Shades of Grey
E. L. James
Contributed by Margherita Wickersham
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Chapter 1

The author begins the chapter by talking about the hair-troubled Anastasia. Ana is standing before the mirror trying to make the hair look nice sin...

Chapter 2

Anastasia finally leaves Grey Enterprises building and she signs in relief. She is happy that she has escaped Christian’s firm gaze and unintende...

Chapter 3

Ana calls Kate to inform her of the encounter with Grey. Kate thinks that Grey came to Clayton’s to see Ana. On her side, Ana wishes that it were...

Chapter 4

Ana is still in Grey’s arms and she waits for the kiss. However, Christian finds his voice and tells her that he is not the man for her. These wo...

Chapter 5

Ana wakes up in Grey’s room at Heathman Hotel. She does not know how she got here. She blames her uncontrolled drinking for the calling, vomiting...

Chapter 6

After leaving the hotel, the two get into a black Audi SUV and Grey drives Ana home. They listen to music on the way and Grey takes several calls. ...

Chapter 7

The playroom has different tools and toys that seem scary and enticing at the same time. Ana describes them all and she wonders why a man like Grey...

Chapter 8

Grey is constantly pacing around the room after finding out that Ana is a virgin. He just cannot believe that she has never slept with a man before...

Chapter 9

The room is bright with light and it coaxes Ana to awake. She thinks that it is a beautiful morning, and she is happy to see that Grey is still asl...

Chapter 10

The arrival of his mother sends Grey into a confusion. He is hurriedly trying to dress up while demanding that Ana also puts on some clothes to mee...

Chapter 11

Ana goes through the contract provided by Grey. The papers cover various issues including the fundamental terms, roles, commencement and term, avai...

Chapter 12

Ana decides for the first time in her life to go for a voluntary run. Ideally, she needs time to think about the contract, and running will give he...

Chapter 13

It is Wednesday already and Ana starts the day by calling her mom. She is deeply sorry that she will not make it to her graduation since Bob got an...

Chapter 14

This chapter starts by surprising the readers intentionally. The author begins it an erotic dream by Ana. It makes the audience think that she has ...

Chapter 15

Christian arrives and Ana welcomes him into the house. In his hand, he has Bollinger meant for celebration upon Ana’s graduation (James 219). Gen...

Chapter 16

After the erotic sex, Ana is laying on top of Grey. She tries to touch him but he prevents her. She asks for his reasons, and he admits that he is ...

Chapter 17

Summary

Ana wakes up and Christian Grey is fast asleep, wrapped around her tightly. She loves the scene but Grey is heavy and his b...

Chapter 18

Dr. Greene arrives at Grey’s residence to examine Ana. From the initial impression, Ana finds out that the doctor is more like Kate and thus she ...

Chapter 19

It is already dusk when Grey wakes Ana. They must get ready for they will have dinner with Grey’s parents. Ana is reluctant about waking up, but ...

Chapter 20

Grey carries Ana into the Boathouse and up into the attic. He sets her on the wooden floor. There, Ana pleads with Grey asking him not to spank her...

Chapter 21

Ana wakes up into the brightly lit room from the light coming through the massive window. Christian is not beside her and she wonders trying to fin...

Chapter 22

First class is a completely new experience for Ana. In the first class lounge, she receives a manicure, a back massage and drinks two glasses of ch...

Chapter 23

Ana is looking around but she cannot see Christian. Her mother comes and notes her behavior, and Ana says that Christian is around thus making her ...

Chapter 24

Christian had promised a surprise Ana and he wakes her up early in the morning. She is hesitant to wake up but he makes her wake. She prepares brie...

Chapter 25

Ana is at the airport leaving for Seattle. Her mother and Bob have accompanied her to give their goodbyes. Before Ana leaves, her mother gives her ...

Chapter 26

Ana wakes up at five in the morning and Christian is not in bed. She hears that he is playing the piano and decides to go and listen to him. At fir...

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