Persuasion - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

On her second day at Bath, Anne tries to find out whether or not her father is in love with Mrs. Clay. She overhears Mrs. Clay telling Sir Elliot and Elizabeth that she will probably leave soon, since Anne has now arrived. Sir Elliot and Elizabeth quickly persuade her to stay. Sir Elliot tells her not to go and Elizabeth tells her that she cares much more for her than for Anne. Later that morning, Sir Elliot tells Anne in private that she is looking very good. She looks less thin and her complexion has improved. It is very unusual for Sir Elliot to give any compliment to his youngest daughter.

Lady Russell is troubled over Mrs. Clay's continued stay at the Elliot household. Her worry, however, is almost completely overshadowed by her strong approval of Mr. Elliot. Anne learns more about Mr. Elliot. He does not...

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