Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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This chapter begins with Elinor and Marianne on a three-day carriage ride to London. Elinor finds herself marveling at the sudden turn of events, but hopes she can use the time in London to learn more about Willoughby. When they finally arrive at the house Elinor writes a letter to her mother, and Marianne writes and sends a letter to Willoughby. Marianne waits excitedly for a response to this letter and is disappointed when it does not come.

Colonel Brandon comes for a visit, and Marianne quickly leaves the room. Brandon and Elinor talk, and we learn that both Willoughby and the Palmers are in town. Mrs. Jennings enters and embarrasses Brandon by talking about the competition between him and Willoughby for Marianne. The next day Mrs. Palmer comes to visit, along with some other guests. Marianne ignores all of these visitors and focuses on watching and...

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