Persuasion - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

After living in Bath for a month, Anne receives a letter from Mary via the Crofts, who are in Bath. Mary's tone is very negative and complaining, as is Mary's attitude toward life. Louisa has finally traveled back home to Uppercross. While Louisa was recovering, she and Captain Benwick fell in love. They are now engaged to be married. Everyone at Uppercross is very surprised. Anne, too, is surprised.

While walking, Anne runs into Admiral Croft. They walk together while Admiral Croft recounts the surprising engagement between Louisa and Captain Benwick. Admiral Croft thought that Louisa would marry his brother-in-law, Frederick, but it seems that Frederick had not called on Louisa for some months. Frederick holds no animosity toward his friend, Captain Benwick and hopes the couple is happy. Admiral Croft's only thought is that now Captain Wentworth will have to find another young woman. He proposes...

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