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Chapter descriptions are designed to be very vague and cryptic. They are for people who are familiar with the book to help them find the chapter they want, and they are not designed for the student who might be looking for a quick way to get out of reading the novel.
- Chapter I (1) -- John Dashwood inherits and makes a promise. Agony of grief overpowers, is renewed, sought for, and created again and again.
- Chapter II (2) -- Mistress is degraded to the condition of visitor. What brother on earth would do half so much for his sisters! John is convinced.
- Chapter III (3) -- Edward Ferrars is quiet, unobstrusive, and nothing like his sister. Mrs Dashwood looks forward to a marriage, although Marianne would require more.
- Chapter IV (4) -- I don't attempt to deny that I think very highly of him. Imagination has outstripped the truth. Fanny insinuates, Sir John offers Barton Cottage.
- Chapter V (5) -- The furniture is shipped. Many tears are shed in last adieus.
- Chapter VI (6) -- Arrival at Barton Cottage. The visit with Lady Middleton is saved by the presence of a child.
- Chapter VII (7) -- Dinner at Barton Park, with Mrs Jennings and an old bachelor on the wrong side of five and thirty. Music is enjoyed by two of the party.
- Chapter VIII (8) -- Mrs Jennings discovers an attachment. Rheumatism and flannel waistcoats.
- Chapter IX (9) -- A walk in the rain, a tumble, and a very romantic rescue.
- Chapter X (10) -- Marianne's preserver pays his respects. Col Brandon's partiality is noticed, but he threatens rain, finds fault with a curricle, and does not buy a mare.
- Chapter XI (11) -- Many schemes of amusement at Barton. Brandon mentions a certain lady like Marianne.
- Chapter XII (12) -- Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other. Nonetheless, the horse is refused. His name begins with an F!
- Chapter XIII (13) -- Brandon cancels an excursion. Marianne goes to Allenham. The pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.
- Chapter XIV (14) -- Why is the engagement being kept a secret? Willoughby admires dark narrow stairs and a kitchen that smokes.
- Chapter XV (15) -- Willoughby departs. Mrs Dashwood thinks she knows why.
- Chapter XVI (16) --
- Chapter XVII (17) --
- Chapter XVIII (18) --
- Chapter XIX (19) --
- Chapter XX (20) --
- Chapter XXI (21) --
- Chapter XXII (22) --
Prepared by Margaret D. © 2008 Copyright held by the author.
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