Possession: A Romance - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

A.S. Byatt
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Chapter 5 Summary

Roland and Maud drive through Lincolnshire to the churchyard where Christabel is buried. They find Christabel's stone and then walk up the hill to look at Seal Court. They notice a woman stuck in a wheelchair. Roland offers assistance and eventually dislodges a stone in the wheel. She introduces herself as Joan Bailey and soon they also meet her golden retriever and then her husband, Sir George. She invites Maud and Roland into Seal Court where she pours tea, and Sir George quizzes Maud about the Norfolk Baileys. Sir George asks Roland about his profession, and he explains that he is a research student, and he is working for an edition of Randolph Henry Ash. Sir George says that they had a poet at Seal Court once, but Roland probably would not like her. Maud admits that she does, and she is currently...

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