Lady Audley’s Secret

Lady Audley’s Secret

by

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Sir Towers Character Analysis

Sir Towers is a wealthy bachelor who proposes to Alicia. In his love for the typically masculine pursuits of hunting and riding, he serves as a foil to Robert Audley, who enjoys the more typically feminine pursuits of reading French novels and staying indoors to chat with his female relatives. Alicia initially rejects Sir Towers’ proposal because she has feelings for her cousin Robert, but eventually accepts and marries Sir Towers.
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Sir Towers Character Timeline in Lady Audley’s Secret

The timeline below shows where the character Sir Towers appears in Lady Audley’s Secret. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Volume 1, Chapter 15
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...hunting, teases him for his passiveness and carelessness. She compares him to another guest, Sir Harry Towers, whom she believes “would go through fire and water for the girl he loves,”... (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 16
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...leave, however, and Sir Michael says he can stay as long as he likes. Sir Harry Towers, one of the young hunters, remains as well and requests a private conversation with... (full context)
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After the conversation, Robert says that by studying Harry’s demeaner, he has learned that Harry proposed to Alicia. He asks if Alicia is going... (full context)
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Harry leaves Audley Court heartbroken. He laments that his wealth is of no use since he... (full context)
Volume 2, Chapter 7
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...believe that nothing matters. Robert says that he cares about her health and so does Harry Towers. Alicia returns to reading her romance novel. Robert announces that he will leave tomorrow... (full context)
Volume 3, Chapter 2
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...that Alicia insults Robert because she loves him. Sir Michael mentions that he heard Sir Harry is going to the Continent for a yearlong tour. Alicia says Sir Harry mentioned he... (full context)
Volume 3, Chapter 4
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Robert tells Alicia he loves her as a brother, not as Sir Harry loves her. Alicia admits she has been foolish and mean to him, and that now... (full context)
Volume 3, Chapter 10
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...Audley received a letter announcing the death of Madame Taylor after a long illness. Sir Harry Towers also comes to visit the cottage, and everyone enjoys each other’s company on summer... (full context)
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Sir Michael lives in London until Alicia marries Sir Harry, and then he lives on his son-in-law’s estate. George lives happily with Clara and Mr.... (full context)