Middlemarch - Book Four: Chapters 39-42 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39

Chettam arranges for Dorothea to speak to Brooke in private, hoping that she will have some effect in encouraging him to fix up his own tenants’ land before sending messages that others' lands need repair. While she is there, Will tells Dorothea that Casaubon has forbidden him from visiting Lowick. Finally, one of Brooke’s tenants curses him about the condition of his property.

Chapter 40

Caleb Garth receives a letter from Chettam asking him to manage the Freshitt and Tipton properties. With this income, Garth will be able to support his family without Mary going away to teach school. Meanwhile, Farebrother comes to talk to the family about Fred, who is going away to school. Garth comes up with an idea to take Fred on as an apprentice. Susan tells him that Fred’s family would object to it. Information...

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