Middlemarch Book Three: Waiting for Death Summary and Analysis

George Eliot

Book Three: Waiting for Death Summary and Analysis

Chapters 23-28
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Ned Plymdale: Rosamond's former suitor

Bambridge: the horse trader to whom Fred is in debt

Mrs. Garth: the educated wife of Caleb, mother of Mary and several other children, who takes in students to earn money for her own son, Alfred's, tuition

Diamond: the horse who lamed himself; Fred, his new owner, is unable to repay the debt for which Caleb co-signed

Wrench: the Vincy family doctor until Lydgate is called in to treat Fred

Caleb: Mrs. Garth's husband, Mary's father, and Featherstone's brother-in-law through Featherstone's marriage to Caleb's now deceased sister; also the co-signer of Fred's loan

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(The entire section is 667 words.)