Tess of the d'Urbervilles Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 25–29: Summary and Analysis

Thomas Hardy

Phase the Fourth: The Consequence, Chapters 25–29: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Reverend Felix Clare: Angel’s brother, a curate

Reverend Cuthbert Clare: Angel’s brother, a classical scholar and fellow and dean of his college at Cambridge

Mrs. Clare: the second wife of Reverend Clare, a good-hearted, sympathetic, but slightly snobbish, woman

Beck Knibbs: a wife who believes in withholding information from husbands and smacking them if they don’t like it

Mercy Chant: a devout and well-brought-up young girl whom Angel’s parents have selected as his future wife

Summary
Hours after their embrace, Tess feels “stilled, almost alarmed.” Angel guiltily believes that his “feeling had won the better of...

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