Barchester Towers - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

During breakfast at the Stanhope house, Charlotte and Dr. Stanhope go through the bills and discover that Bertie has accumulated even more debt at a high interest rate. Dr. Stanhope is angry at Bertie's continuing inability to provide for himself. Charlotte persuades him that Bertie might be coming into some money soon if he marries well, which keeps Dr. Stanhope from immediately disowning Bertie and telling him to leave the house.

That evening, Eleanor comes to visit as planned. Mr. Slope also arrives, though no one expected him. This complicates matters because he cannot spend time with the signora while he tries to gain Eleanor's affection. After tea, Charlotte, Bertie, Mr. Slope, and Eleanor all go for a walk. During this walk, they pass the hospital and Charlotte asks when Dr. Harding will return there. This embarrasses Eleanor, who tries unsuccessfully to end the conversation. Later, when...

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