The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Chapters 49-53 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 49-53 Summary

In chapter forty-nine, Mr. Markham continues to ask about Mrs. Huntingdon from Mr. Lawrence, but Mr. Lawrence continues to be vague. This leads to Mr. Lawrence simply handing over his sister's letters whenever Mr. Markham asks about her. In these letters, Mr. Markham learns that Mr. Huntingdon began to drink again and this caused his illness to worsen. Mr. Huntingdon soon began to speak of death and asks his wife questions about it and begs her to help him redeem himself in fear of not going to heaven. Mr. Huntingdon stops just short of asking for redemption himself, however. Mr. Hattersley has come to help Mrs. Huntingdon care for her husband, but he refuses to allow his wife to leave his side. Mrs. Huntingdon begins to suffer from exhaustion because she is forced to sit at her husband's side day and...

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