Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

The next morning Elinor finds Marianne crying and writing a letter to Willoughby. During breakfast a letter comes from Willoughby and while Marianne leaves the room to read it Mrs. Jennings asks Elinor when they will be married. Elinor tells her that she would be surprised if the two married at all, and informs Mrs. Jennings that she should stop spreading the rumor that they will be married.

Elinor goes to find Marianne, who allows her to read the letter. Willoughby's letter notes that he had not meant to offend her at the party the night before. It goes on to say that he denies ever having loved her, and that he should never have let her believe that there was ever anything between them. Willoughby returns her letters, as well as the lock of hair she had given her. Elinor is shocked by the callous tone...

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