Year of Wonders - Study Guide Epilogue - The Waves, Like Ridges of Plow'd Land Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Years have passed, and Anna has a room with a view of the ocean in a land far away from England. She describes the perilous journey by sea and only her desire to save the child fueling her will to live through it. She says the voyage was hardly comparable to the gentle "ridges of a plow'd land" as described in a poem by Margaret Cavendish. Anna explains how Anteros took her to Bakewell, where she hired a wet nurse but then decided not to make her way to Elinor's childhood home, instead tearing up Michael's letter of introduction. Determined to sever all her old ties, she headed to the port, as she didn't want to walk in Elinor's footsteps. Anna rented a room at a port side inn but had...

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