Persuasion

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Admiral and Mrs. Croft Character Analysis

Admiral and Mrs. Croft are a warm and well-matched couple, who move into Kellynch Hall after Sir Walter and Elizabeth depart for Bath due to debts. Mrs. Croft accompanies the Admiral on all of his journeys at sea, and it is clear that they have a loving and equitable marriage; they are one of the few models of real marital happiness in Austen’s novel.
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Admiral and Mrs. Croft Character Timeline in Persuasion

The timeline below shows where the character Admiral and Mrs. Croft appears in Persuasion. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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Mr. Shepherd reports that the wealthy Admiral Croft of Somersetshire is looking to settle down in the neighborhood, and he recommends him... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...prudent in her youth, she has learned romance with maturity. Now that Captain Wentworth’s sister, Mrs. Croft , will reside in Kellynch Hall, these memories resurface. (full context)
Chapter 5
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Admiral and Mrs. Croft visit Kellynch to the great satisfaction of all parties. Sir Walter approves... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...But Anne soon feels sad at the prospect of strangers moving into Kellynch Hall. The Crofts return Charles and Mary’s visit, giving Anne the opportunity to meet them. Mrs. Croft has... (full context)
Chapter 7
Captain Wentworth arrives to stay with his sister, Mrs. Croft , at Kellynch Hall. Mr. Musgrove returns from calling on Captain Wentworth with warm praise;... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...each other except when courtesy requires! They were happier than all the couples, except perhaps Admiral and Mrs. Croft, but now they are perpetually estranged. (full context)
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...so delicate, and that she has been very comfortable on ships with her husband. The Crofts travel everywhere together, and tease Captain Wentworth that he will see the matter differently once... (full context)
Chapter 10
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On their way back, they run into Admiral and Mrs. Croft in their carriage. Captain Wentworth arranges for them to give Anne a... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...pained to have her home occupied by others, she has the highest regard for the Crofts. They discuss the accident at Lyme, and the Crofts report that Captain Wentworth has praised... (full context)
Chapter 18
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A letter arrives from Mary, delivered with the compliments of the Crofts who have just arrived in town. Mary writes with surprising news that Louisa and Captain... (full context)
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The Crofts have as many acquaintances in Bath as they please, but they dutifully take up their... (full context)
Chapter 23
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Anne spends the day with the Musgroves. Mrs. Musgrove and Mrs. Croft discuss the evils of a long engagement, when there is no certainty as to when... (full context)