Belinda - Belinda. Volume 1, Chapters 3 and 4: Lady Delacour's History and The Same Continued Summary & Analysis

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Belinda. Volume 1, Chapters 3 and 4: Lady Delacour's History and The Same Continued Summary

Lady Delacour recounts her history to Belinda. Lady Delacour was a rich heiress with many suitors, most of whom were just after her money. One man who courted her, Henry Percival, refused to flatter her completely, despite her faults. Annoyed by this, she married Lord Delacour, who pretended she had no faults. Lady Delacour was hoping to rouse Henry's jealousy, but it wasn't long before he found someone else. Lady Delacour was left married to Lord Delacour, a man she could not get on with. Worse, she is convinced that Henry truly loved her, and that she loved him. She hoped to be able to dominate her husband, but he became annoyed that people might think he was being 'governed by his wife...

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