Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

The chapter begins with Mrs. Jennings mentioning that the Middletons will be coming to town, and that Sir John will be disappointed to not be able to hunt in the nice weather. Marianne, who has been hoping for word for Willoughby, seizes on this as a possible reason why Willoughby has not come to visit. The women visit other people's homes and leave calling cards, and Marianne is happily expecting the return of cold weather that might bring Willoughby home from his outdoor pursuits. They return to the house and spend a week waiting for him. Colonel Brandon visits every day, mostly to look at Marianne, and Elinor notes that he seems to be falling deeply in love with her.

At last a card from Willoughby arrives while they are out, and Marianne waits for him to visit. Mrs. Jennings receives word that the Middletons have arrived...

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