Middlemarch - Book Eight: Chapters 72-80 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 72

Chettam and Farebrother try to convince Dorothea not to try to interfere in Lydgate’s behalf. Celia tries to convince her sister that Chettam does know what is best and encourages her to cooperate with him just as she cooperated with Casaubon.

Chapter 73

Lydgate considers the situation in which he has found himself. He decides that he will not strike out against Bulstrode, and he will also not allow himself to be run out of Middlemarch. He is uncertain about how he should approach Rosamond with what has happened.

Chapter 74

Mrs. Bulstrode finds out from her brother what is being rumored about her husband. Although she is shocked and hurt, she is unable to turn her back on her husband. She puts on mourning clothes as a sign of her hurt. When she goes to her husband the first time...

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