Barchester Towers - Chapter 47 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 47 Summary

There is much speculation about Mr. Slope's candidacy for the deanery. He receives an official letter about the position and takes a trip to London. Meanwhile, Mr. Arabin is raising eyebrows over his many visits to the signora. Mrs. Grantly, in particular, thinks he is disgracing his position. While she is debating the matter with her husband, Dr. Harding suddenly shows up acting very excited. Dr. Harding announces that he has been offered the deanery. However, he feels that he should turn down the position because he is too old and lacks the energy for it. Of course, the Archdeacon and his wife urge him to accept it and assure him that he is capable of the job. Finally, Dr. Harding agrees to write and ask for more time to consider.

Chapter 47 Analysis

The chapter shows that Mr. Slope will not be receiving the deanery despite everyone's...

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