Chapter 34 Summary

Edmund returns to Mansfield Park. Upon his arrival, he meets Mary and Henry. To his surprise, Mary is extremely cordial to him, which pleases him more than he could have imagined. He had stayed away, had extended his visit, in order to come home and find Mary gone. When last they had been together, they had not enjoyed one another's company. Edmund thought this meant that their relationship was over, but now his hopes are renewed.

When Edmund has time to talk to his family, he is overjoyed to hear that Fanny’s brother William has been appointed a lieutenant. But when his father tells him about Fanny and her rejection of Henry Crawford’s proposal of marriage, Edmund experiences another type of surprise. He does not...

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