Chapter 4 Summary

This chapter offers information about Captain Frederick Wentworth and Anne’s relationship with him. Wentworth was an orphan; his only relations were his sister and brother. In the summer of 1806, he lived for six months at Monkford. He is described as having been handsome and intelligent. When he and Anne met that year, they quickly became friends and almost as quickly fell in love.

Although their love ran deep, their connection was thwarted by Anne’s father and Lady Russell. Sir Walter never deliberately forbade the relationship between Anne and Captain Wentworth, but he went out of his way to express the reasons why Anne should not pursue it. He thought the relationship was beneath his family’s name. Lady...

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