Middlemarch Book Four: Three Love Problems Summary and Analysis

George Eliot

Book Four: Three Love Problems Summary and Analysis

Chapters 34-37
New Characters:

Rigg: the person who will inherit most of Featherstone's possessions and Stone Court, f he adds the name "Featherstone" to his own name

Sir Lydgate: Lydgate's baronet uncle who Rosamond convinces Lydgate they must visit

Summary
Featherstone is buried with a lavish funeral. Cadwallader presides. Dorothea, Mrs. Cadwallader, and the Chettams are at Lowick Manor, where they can watch the funeral train. Casaubon is working, having returned to his scholarly habits despite Lydgate's warnings that they must be moderated. Chettam remarks that most of the attendees are possible legatees, who have come from a distance, rather than neighbors....

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