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Barchester Towers Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 50 Summary

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Chapter 50 Summary

The Archdeacon arrives at Eleanor's house but Eleanor does not want to tell him about her marriage plans with Mr. Arabin and leaves her father to break the news. At first the Archdeacon does not believe it because he is so convinced the Eleanor is going to marry Mr. Slope. Finally, he realizes that it is true and is angry with himself for thinking that it would be Mr. Slope. Dr. Harding shares his hopes that Mr. Arabin could be made the new dean.

The Archdeacon likes the plan, happy to see Mr. Slope lose more power. He goes to London to consult Dr. Gwynne about supporting Mr. Arabin's candidacy for the position. Dr. Gwynne agrees to help. On his way back to Barchester, the Archdeacon passes Hiram's Hospital and is kind to Mrs. Quiverful, which surprises and delights her. The Archdeacon takes the long way home...

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