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Sense and Sensibility Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

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Chapter 14 Summary

The chapter begins with Mrs. Jennings worrying about Colonel Brandon's sudden departure for the city and her concern that he should have a wife. She speculates that he may have gone because of his small income of around 2,000 pounds a year or because of his daughter. Elinor is more concerned about Marianne's welfare, since she is unwilling to reveal their engagement to her mother. She speculates about Willoughby's money. Willoughby visits the Dashwoods often and expresses his warm feelings for Barton Cottage, even going so far as to wish that the cottage was uninhabited so that he could live there. He gets upset when Mrs. Dashwood suggests that she may change the cottage and argues strenuously that she should not do so.

Chapter 14 Analysis

In this chapter Austen reveals some more details about Colonel Brandon, who has a modest income, a sick sister, and an illegitimate daughter...

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