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.
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
...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
Volume 2, Chapter 7
...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
Volume 3, Chapter 4
Volume 3, Chapter 10
...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)