Persuasion - Study Guide Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Anne wishes to visit Lady Russell and tell her of Mr. Elliot's true character, but she is obligated to visit with the Musgroves all day. Upon arriving to meet the party, Anne learns that Mary and Henrietta have gone out. Captain Wentworth is busy with Captain Harville and Mrs. Musgrove and Mrs. Croft are talking about how much they disdain the uncertainty of long engagements. At that moment, Anne looks toward Captain Wentworth, who stops writing and looks toward her for just an instant. Captain Wentworth, Captain Harville and Mrs. Croft take their leave from the group. Very discreetly, Captain Wentworth places a letter in front of Anne.

Anne sits down to read the letter and is overwhelmed. Captain Wentworth professes his love for her, a love that has lasted since their initial engagement. Anne was his reason for coming to Bath. He wishes for a moment...

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