Chapter 24 Summary

The author sums up the reactions to Anne’s and Wentworth’s engagement. After becoming better acquainted with Captain Wentworth, Sir Walter gives his approval of the marriage. Elizabeth is not one to demonstrate warm emotions toward her sister, and she continues to act the same, though she has no obvious objections. Mary is somewhat happy with the arrangement, though more for personal reasons than for her sister’s sake. Mary is pleased with the marriage because Anne will not outdo her in social rank. Once Charles inherits the Musgrove estate, Mary will rise in status above that of Anne. This would not have been true if Anne had wed Mr. Elliot; Mary believes Anne has made the proper decision.

Mr. Elliot is truly...

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