Sense and Sensibility - Study Guide Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

The Palmers decide to leave the city to go to their country home, Cleveland, and they invite Marianne and Elinor. Mrs. Jennings urges them to go, and then return with her to town after a visit. Marianne does not want to go, since Cleveland is near Willoughby's family home, but the girls plan to go home to Barton from their visit. Colonel Brandon visits to ask Elinor if she will inform Edward that he will give him a position as a rector in Delaford that pays 200 pounds a year. Elinor is shocked that she will now be delivering the news to Edward. Colonel Brandon thinks that the position does not pay enough for a married couple. Mrs. Jennings mistakes Elinor and Brandon's exchange for a discussion of their marriage.

Chapter 39 Analysis

This chapter shows that Marianne is still hurting from her experience with Willoughby and wants to...

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