Barchester Towers - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

While visiting Mr. Quiverful to inform him that he has been nominated for the wardenship of the hospital, Mr. Slope learns that Eleanor has a large annual income. This new information causes him to reevaluate his relationship with her and his treatment of her father. In order to secure Eleanor's money by marrying her, he decides he needs to support her father in getting the wardenship. This brings up complications in his relationship with Mrs. Proudie, who wants Mr. Quiverful to have the position. The other issue in Mr. Slope's decision to try to marry Eleanor is his feelings towards the signora. Mr. Slope is drawn to the signora despite the social problems of pursuing a relationship with a married woman.

At the same time, at the Stanhope house, Charlotte is trying to convince Bertie that he should try to marry Eleanor for her money because he...

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