Barchester Towers - Chapter 51 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 51 Summary

Mr. Slope has been denied the deanery and is fired by the Bishop. He has arranged to go to a new church in London however he must have a final meeting with the Bishop to formally end his position as the domestic chaplain. Mrs. Proudie is determined to use the opportunity to humiliate Mr. Slope and he is equally determined to humiliate Mrs. Proudie. Mrs. Proudies tells him that he is being dismissed because of his inappropriate relationship with the signora. She offers him the post of curate in Mr. Quiverful's old church as a further tool to humiliate him. He refuses, of course, and threatens to publish an article about her unfair treatment of him.

Mr. Slope leaves, though he never publishes the article against the Proudies. Instead, he settles comfortably in London and becomes a famous preacher with wealthy patrons. The Bishop goes on to...

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