Persuasion - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Admiral Croft does not need to invite Captain Wentworth to Bath, since he was already on his way. He runs into Anne on a rainy day shortly after his arrival. He is very surprised to see her. They exchange pleasantries and Captain Wentworth offers her his umbrella. Anne refuses and Mr. Elliot arrives to escort her back. Captain Wentworth's group sees that Mr. Elliot fancies Anne. They all have good things to say about her.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Captain Wentworth was on his way to Bath at the very moment that Admiral Croft was talking about inviting him. Is this an element of coincidence in the plot, showing a force of coincidence bringing Captain Wentworth and Anne together? Or is it possible that Captain Wentworth comes to Bath with the thought that he may meet Anne again? This is the first time that Captain Wentworth shows marked nervousness...

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