Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Henry Crawford Character Analysis

Henry Crawford is the brother of Mary Crawford and the half-brother of Mrs. Grant. Raised by his uncle the Admiral and the Admiral’s wife, Henry is a young man of considerable fortune and the owner of an estate. He spends several weeks at a time visiting Mrs. Grant and Mary at the parsonage, which is how he comes to know the Bertram family. Despite his landownership, Henry hates to stay in one place for two long. Similarly, Henry cannot settle on just one woman, and, despite the fact that he is described as average looking, he is notorious for his charm and powers of seduction. Henry makes both Julia and Maria fall in love with him without seriously considering either of them. Later, Henry resolves to put his heartbreaking skills to the test and attempt to seduce Fanny. His seduction fails, and moreover, he actually falls in love with her instead. Ultimately, though, Henry cannot prove to Fanny that his interest in genuine, and he engages in an adulterous affair with Maria, ruining both of their reputations.

Henry Crawford Quotes in Mansfield Park

The Mansfield Park quotes below are all either spoken by Henry Crawford or refer to Henry Crawford. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 5 Quotes

There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry…it is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves… it is a manoeuvring business. I know so many who have married in the full expectation and confidence of some one particular advantage in the connexion, or accomplishment, or good quality in the person, who have found themselves entirely deceived, and been obliged to put up with exactly the reverse.

Related Characters: Mary Crawford (speaker), Henry Crawford, Mrs. Grant
Page Number: 30-31
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Chapter 6 Quotes

What strange creatures brothers are! You would not write to each other but upon the most urgent necessity in the world; and when obliged to take up the pen…it is done in the fewest possible words. You have but one style among you…‘Dear Mary, I am just arrived. Bath seems full, and everything as usual. Yours sincerely.’ That is the true manly style; that is a complete brother’s letter.

Related Characters: Mary Crawford (speaker), Fanny Price, Henry Crawford
Page Number: 40
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Chapter 10 Quotes

“Your prospects…are too fair to justify want of spirits. You have a very smiling scene before you.”
“Do you mean literally or figuratively? Literally, I conclude. Yes, certainly, the sun shines, and the park looks very cheerful. But unluckily that iron gate, that ha-ha, give me a feeling of restraint and hardship. ‘I cannot get out,’ as the starling said.”

Related Characters: Maria Bertram (speaker), Henry Crawford (speaker), Fanny Price, Mr. Rushworth
Related Symbols: The Gate at Sotherton
Page Number: 67-68
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Chapter 20 Quotes

He was going…—He might talk of necessity, but she knew his independence.—The hand which had so pressed hers to his heart!—The hand and the heart were alike motionless and passive now!...She had not long to endure what arose from listening to language, which his actions contradicted, or to bury the tumult of her feelings under the restraint of society… and the farewell visit, as it then became openly acknowledged, was a very short one.

Related Characters: Maria Bertram, Henry Crawford
Page Number: 130-131
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Chapter 24 Quotes

[Henry Crawford] longed to have been at sea, and seen and done and suffered much. His heart was warmed, his fancy fired, and he felt the highest respect for [William] who, before he was twenty, had gone through such bodily hardships, and given such proofs of mind. The glory of heroism, of usefulness, of exertion, of endurance, made his own habits of selfish indulgence appear in shameful contrast; and he wished he had been a William Price, distinguishing himself and working his way to fortune and consequence with so much self-respect and happy ardour, instead of what he was!

Related Characters: William Price, Henry Crawford
Page Number: 159-160
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Chapter 31 Quotes

She took the letters as he gave them. The first was from the Admiral to inform his nephew…of his having succeeded in the object he had undertaken, the promotion of young Price…Sir Charles was much delighted in having such an opportunity of proving his regard for Admiral Crawford, and…William Price’s commission as second Lieutenant of H.M. sloop Thrush… was spreading joy through a wide circle of great people.

Related Characters: Fanny Price, William Price, Henry Crawford, The Admiral
Page Number: 202-203
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Chapter 34 Quotes

His reading was capital, and her pleasure in good reading extreme. To good reading, however, she had been long used; her uncle read well— her cousins all—Edmund very well; but in Mr. Crawford’s reading there was a variety of excellence beyond what she had ever met with…His acting had first taught Fanny what pleasure a play might give, and his reading brought all his acting before her again.

Related Characters: Fanny Price, Edmund Bertram, Henry Crawford
Page Number: 228
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Chapter 35 Quotes

I should have thought…that every woman must have felt the possibility of a man’s not being approved, not being loved by some one of her sex, at least, let him be every so generally agreeable. Let him have all the perfections in the world, I think it ought not be set down as certain, that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself.

Related Characters: Fanny Price (speaker), Edmund Bertram, Henry Crawford
Page Number: 239
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Chapter 42 Quotes

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Related Characters: Fanny Price (speaker), Henry Crawford
Page Number: 280
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Chapter 46 Quotes

She dared not indulge in the hope of the paragraph being false. Miss Crawford’s letter, which she had read so often as to make every line her own, was in frightful conformity with it. Her eager defence of her brother, her hope of its being hushed up, her evident agitation, were all of a piece with something very bad; and if there was a woman of character in existence, who could treat as a trifle this sin of the first magnitude, who could try to gloss it over, and desire to have it unpunished, she could believe Miss Crawford to be the woman!

Related Characters: Fanny Price, Henry Crawford, Mary Crawford
Page Number: 299
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Henry Crawford Character Timeline in Mansfield Park

The timeline below shows where the character Henry Crawford appears in Mansfield Park. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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In July, Mrs. Grant wealthy, charming, and attractive half siblings, Henry and Mary Crawford, come to stay with her. Henry and Mary previously lived with an... (full context)
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...in the country. Mary shares these fears, which is why she previously tried to get Henry to move in to his own country house and take her with him. But Henry,... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...for the first time, they immediately like each other. Though Maria and Julia don’t find Henry especially attractive, his charm quickly wins them over. Julia begins to think she is in... (full context)
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After Henry and Mary dine with the Bertrams, Henry, Mrs. Grant, and Mary discuss the relative merits... (full context)
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Mary is puzzled by Fanny’s reserve and lack of interest in Henry, commenting to Tom and Edmund that she does not understand whether Fanny has debuted in... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Mr. Rushworth visits Mansfield for the first time since Henry and Mary have arrived. Mr. Rushworth plans to renovate the grounds of his estate, Sotherton... (full context)
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...improving estates, and Mary says something negative about her uncle (the Admiral) and mentions that Henry has excellent design taste. Edmund is disappointed that Mary would speak so negatively of her... (full context)
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Meanwhile, the rest of the party is still discussing Mr. Rushworth’s landscaping. Mrs. Grant asks Henry if he has any thoughts on the matter, since he has experience in design on... (full context)
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Julia and Mrs. Grant encourage him to share his opinion, and Henry agrees to give it. Mr. Rushworth invites him to come to Sotherton to take a... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...she finds a whole party (including Mary and Edmund, as well as the Grants and Henry) gathered without her to watch Mary ride. Fanny is extremely hurt that Edmund would forget... (full context)
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...the Commons, a longer ride. Fanny says she is not. The next day, Mary, Edmund, Henry, and several others ride to Mansfield Commons. They enjoy the ride so much that they... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...visit to Sotherton. They pick a date for the trip. Needing to make sure that Henry is available, Mr. Rushworth walks to the Parsonage to ask. (full context)
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...Grant turns her down, but Mary accepts. Mr. Rushworth then returns with the news that Henry can come on the date they agreed upon, and Edmund returns home, where he is... (full context)
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...into the breakfast room, where Mrs. Norris worries about if there is enough space in Henry’s barouche (a kind of carriage). The family argues back and forth about which carriage to... (full context)
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Wednesday, the day of the outing, arrives. Henry arrives in his barouche to take them to Sotherton, with both Maria and Julia vying... (full context)
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Maria is sullen because Julia is sitting in the front with Henry, and she grows jealous as she watches them flirt. Julia doesn’t hesitate to rub in... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...all head to the dining room to eat, and over their meal they discuss how Henry should be shown the grounds to make his recommendations for the renovation. They debate which... (full context)
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Julia, meanwhile, calls Henry’s attention to Maria and Mr. Rushworth, saying that the chapel surroundings make them look like... (full context)
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...the garden and towards the gate out of the garden and into the woods, with Henry heading to the terrace first, then Maria, and Mr. Rushworth following. Edmund, Mary, and Fanny... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...sitting on the bench, surprised to be left for so long. Maria, Mr. Rushworth, and Henry stumble upon her. Fanny explains her exhaustion and Edmund and Mary’s abandonment. Maria, Mr. Rushworth,... (full context)
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With Mr. Rushworth gone, Maria and Henry discuss his thoughts on the house. Henry says it is bigger and grander than he... (full context)
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There is a silence between them, and then Maria comments that Henry seemed to enjoy driving with Julia that morning. Henry says he does not even remember,... (full context)
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Henry proposes that they jump the fence instead of waiting for the key. Maria agrees. Henry... (full context)
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Fanny, alone again, is annoyed that Henry and Maria would do something so bold. She thinks sadly of Edmund and Mary, who... (full context)
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Mr. Rushworth asks Fanny if she likes Henry as much as everyone else seems to, saying that he does not understand the appeal.... (full context)
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Maria, Julia, Henry, and Mr. Rushworth return late. Things are still a little tense because Maria did not... (full context)
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...back. Mrs. Norris settles in with all her gifts from Mrs. Rushworth and her staff. Henry suggests that Julia sit with him again up front, much to Julia’s delight and Maria’s... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Henry, meanwhile, leaves Mansfield for his property in Norfolk for two weeks. During his absence, Maria... (full context)
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...with Mr. Rushworth, who bores her out of her mind, and that makes her miss Henry more. Julia misses him as well, and believes she is Henry’s favorite thanks to hints... (full context)
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Fanny, however, continues to dislike Henry. She tries to hint at her feelings to Edmund, but he does not catch on.... (full context)
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Fanny overhears Mrs. Rushworth and Mrs. Norris discussing Julia and Henry one night at a ball, which happens to be Fanny’s first. Mrs. Norris draws Mrs.... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...Tom becomes fixated on the idea, and it catches with Maria and Julia as well. Henry wholeheartedly voices his support. Tom insists that in order to do a play they must... (full context)
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...as unwilling to listen to him as Tom. As Edmund is trying to convince them, Henry enters the room, declaring that he and Mary will partake in the theatre as well.... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...set, and the curtain is being made before the script is even picked. Julia, Maria, Henry, and Mr. Yates want the play to be a tragedy, while Tom and Mary prefer... (full context)
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...with this suggestion. Mr. Yates is especially thrilled. He offers to play the Baron, and Henry to play Frederick. (full context)
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...to play Agatha, Frederick’s mother. Julia points out that there is no part for Mary. Henry tells them that Mary does not want to act, but rather help with the production.... (full context)
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...wife, thinking it is too insignificant a part for her. They argue back and forth. Henry tries to flatter Julia by telling her to take the part of Amelia. Tom objects... (full context)
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Julia calls out the fact that Henry thought she would be overpowering as Agatha but not as Amelia, and Henry is stumped.... (full context)
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...turns back to the play. Tom and Yates discuss the scenery while Maria talks with Henry. Eventually, Tom and Yates leave to look in the billiards room, which is now the... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...dinner, Tom, Maria, and Mr. Yates go into the drawing room to study the play. Henry and Mary arrive. Mary compliments Lady Bertram on the play being finally chosen, saying she... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Julia also feels insignificant and underappreciated after Henry led her on for so long. Julia, who can no longer deny that Henry prefers... (full context)
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To Mary, Mrs. Grant wonders if Julia is in love with Henry, and Mary says she thinks both sisters are. Mrs. Grant is shocked and tells her... (full context)
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The narrator returns to Julia’s heartbreak, saying that despite Henry’s lack of interest, she still loves him and hopes he will fall in love with... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...is having a great deal of difficulty. Meanwhile, Mr. Rushworth grows progressively more jealous of Henry. (full context)
Chapter 20
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...while his daughters play music. Maria is nervous while she plays because she is hoping Henry will declare his love for her before she has to marry Mr. Rushworth. The Crawfords... (full context)
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Tom tells Henry that there is no chance that the play will be resumed. Henry says goodbye to... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...Mr. Rushworth is really her husband of choice. Maria, who has given up hope that Henry will propose to her, confirms that he is, satisfying Sir Thomas’s concerns. (full context)
Chapter 23
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...Edmund compliments Fanny’s appearance. When they pass the stable yard of the Parsonage, Edmund spots Henry’s barouche, and they realize that he must be visiting. Edmund is happy to see him,... (full context)
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...to say too much. The men discuss hunting while Fanny thinks about the fact that Henry is present even though Maria and Julia are in Brighton. Henry acknowledges that Fanny’s cousins... (full context)
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Mary and Henry quietly discuss the fact that Edmund will be ordained soon, and talk about his relatively... (full context)
Chapter 24
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Henry decides to stay in Mansfield for two weeks. Henry tells Mary that he intends to... (full context)
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As Henry flirts with Fanny, Fanny does not forget what Henry did to Maria and Julia, but... (full context)
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Henry is struck by the intimacy that William and Fanny share, and by how much he... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...done since the play. Even Sir Thomas opens up to the Grants. He notices, also, Henry’s increasing attention to Fanny. One night, Sir Thomas goes so far as to accept an... (full context)
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...herself, and so asks Fanny. Fanny does not know how to play either, and so Henry offers to teach them both. During the game, which everyone is enjoying very much, Henry... (full context)
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...to discuss the renovations that Edmund will need to make before the house is satisfactory. Henry and Edmund both have ideas, but Edmund knows he will be constrained by his modest... (full context)
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As Henry directs Fanny in playing her hand, he asks her if she has ever seen Thornton... (full context)
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Sir Thomas continues to notice Henry’s attention to Fanny. Henry tells them of his plans to rent a house near Mansfield... (full context)
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...around the fire, except for William and Fanny, who stay at the card table while Henry watches them from the hearth. The siblings talk about life in Portsmouth, and William expresses... (full context)
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...be chastised, but instead Sir Thomas light-heartedly says that he has never seen Fanny dance. Henry adds his two cents, saying Fanny is an excellent dancer (though in fact he only... (full context)
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...and the Bertrams return home with the Prices and Mrs. Norris. As they are leaving, Henry seizes the shawl Edmund was about to put around Fanny’s shoulders and does so in... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...of her when she wears the necklace, and Mary says that she must think of Henry as well, since he gave her the necklace in the first place. Fanny, horrified to... (full context)
Chapter 27
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The day of the ball arrives. Henry sends a note offering to give William a ride with him to London and inviting... (full context)
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...for the ball, is thrilled about Edmund’s bad news which, along with the note from Henry asking William to dine with him and the Admiral, puts her in good spirits. She... (full context)
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...small talk. The Grants and the Crawfords arrive. Fanny watches Edmund and Mary’s interactions carefully. Henry approaches Fanny and asks her for the first two dances, relieving Fanny of her anxiety... (full context)
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Sir Thomas tells Fanny that she and Henry are to open the ball, much to Fanny’s surprise and happiness. During the first two... (full context)
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When Mary tries to endear herself to Fanny, however, she missteps by trying to suggest Henry’s interest in Fanny, only to embarrass and confuse her. Henry’s attention to her during the... (full context)
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After dancing with Edmund, Fanny is out of breath and must sit down. William, Henry, and Sir Thomas keep her company, and they make plans to have breakfast the next... (full context)
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Henry returns to the Parsonage from London. Henry tells Mary that he wants to marry Fanny,... (full context)
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They then discuss all of Fanny’s charms and virtues. Mary comments that Henry’s cruel project of trying to make Fanny fall in love with him for sport ended... (full context)
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Mary tells him that she was afraid that Henry was going to end up like the Admiral, and Henry tells her not to let... (full context)
Chapter 31
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Henry goes to Mansfield Park the next morning. Lady Bertram leaves Fanny alone with Henry. Henry... (full context)
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Fanny is then about to leave to tell Sir Thomas when Henry stops her, and tells her that everything he did for William he did because he... (full context)
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...the East Room and thinks over the events that just occurred, from William’s promotion to Henry’s proposal, until she is sure that Henry has left. She then goes down from her... (full context)
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At dinner, Henry gives Fanny a note from Mary, which Fanny opens and reads immediately. The note expresses... (full context)
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...and Lady Bertram self-centered and flighty as usual as well. Fanny, meanwhile, continues to ponder Henry’s declaration and Mary’s note. She debates the possibility that Henry’s love is authentic, flip-flopping and... (full context)
Chapter 32
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The next morning, Fanny has not forgotten the previous day’s events, and she wishes Henry would go away and take Mary with him. She is surprised to find Henry at... (full context)
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Sir Thomas then tells Fanny that Henry came to talk to him about his love for her, and that Henry is downstairs... (full context)
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Sir Thomas presses Fanny about why she does not like Henry, and Fanny wants to tell him about how Henry played with Maria and Julia’s affections,... (full context)
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Sir Thomas returns a half hour later to tell Fanny that Henry is gone. Sir Thomas promises not to tell anyone want happened, and tells Fanny to... (full context)
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...is abated when he sees how badly Mrs. Norris treats Fanny. Fanny hopes that when Henry goes away to London he will forget about her. After tea, a servant calls Fanny... (full context)
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Henry reiterates his passionate love for Fanny, saying he will never give up. Fanny repeats that... (full context)
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...next day to hear the news of what happened during their meeting. He meets with Henry, who is disappointed but certain he will eventually win Fanny over. Sir Thomas totally supports... (full context)
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Sir Thomas tells Fanny that he spoke with Henry, and thinks he is an exceptional man. Fanny begins to explain the reasons for her... (full context)
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...Lady Bertram, for her part, thinks Fanny must be prettier than she realized to attract Henry. She tells Fanny she is happy for her, and that she should take the offer. (full context)
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When Edmund returns from his travels, he is surprised to run into Henry and Mary as he rides into town, especially since he extended his stay in an... (full context)
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Henry calls on the family the next day to say hello to Edmund, and Sir Thomas... (full context)
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They all compliment Henry’s reading and discuss Shakespeare. Lady Bertram tells Henry he should set up a theatre at... (full context)
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When Henry comments that he could only preach once or twice a season rather than every Sunday,... (full context)
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Henry makes his plans to leave Mansfield for London, and Sir Thomas determines to try once... (full context)
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Edmund asks Fanny if she is the only one who will not tell him about Henry’s proposal, upsetting Fanny, who appears to not want to discuss the matter. Edmund says that... (full context)
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Edmund goes on to tell Fanny, however, that she should try to let Henry succeed in winning her over. When Fanny insists she will never love him, Edmund keeps... (full context)
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Edmund then describes his conversation with Mary about Henry’s affection for Fanny, saying that Mary loves Fanny and approves of the match. Fanny notes... (full context)
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Edmund and Sir Thomas discuss Fanny and Henry once again, with both agreeing that Fanny will be convinced to love Henry eventually. Fanny,... (full context)
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...Mary then goes on to tell Fanny that she wishes she could show Fanny how Henry talks about her when she is not there, as it is so affectionate and moving,... (full context)
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Mary tries many tactics to convince Fanny of the authenticity of Henry’s affection, starting by pointing out his attention to her at the ball. Mary does not... (full context)
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...went much better than she’d hoped. The pair then return downstairs. Later in the evening, Henry bids Fanny goodbye with only a touch of her hand, seeming sadder than usual, and... (full context)
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Sir Thomas looks out for signs that Fanny seems sad that Henry is gone. He asks Edmund to look as well, but Edmund does not notice any... (full context)
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...she will quickly grow sick of her home, and it will convince her to marry Henry so she can always live the lifestyle she is now used to. (full context)
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Fanny and William enjoy their travels together, talking and laughing. They do not discuss Henry’s proposal, though. Despite Fanny’s hopes, Henry does not seem, from Mary’s letters, to have forgotten... (full context)
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...and she reads it excitedly, happy for news from outside of Portsmouth. Mary describes how Henry asks about Fanny, how Julia is courted by Mr. Yates, and how Edmund remains at... (full context)
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...still has not received a letter from him. She does, however, receive a visitor—one day, Henry arrives at the Price’s door. (full context)
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Henry talks with Fanny’s mother as Fanny recovers from the shock of his appearance. Once Fanny... (full context)
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Mr. Price offers to show Henry the dockyard, and he accepts. On the walk there, Henry talks of his business in... (full context)
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Henry tells Fanny he came to Portsmouth only for her, which Fanny is not happy to... (full context)
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The next day, a Sunday, Henry joins the family, all dressed in their Sunday best, for church. After the service, Henry... (full context)
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...in Portsmouth for one month, and intends to stay for two. They also talk about Henry’s business dilemmas and moral qualms. Henry tells Fanny that he knows that the inhabitants of... (full context)
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When their walk is over, Henry says goodbye to Fanny. He asks if she needs anything from London, and Fanny tells... (full context)
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Fanny eats her unappealing dinner, and then spends the rest of the day sad that Henry is gone, which surprises her. Still, Fanny wonders if, now that Henry has made it... (full context)
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Henry travels back to London the next day, and a few days later Fanny receives a... (full context)
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...adores her and loves to hear about Mansfield. Fanny wishes she were in love with Henry so she could marry him and have an estate and take Susan to live with... (full context)
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Edmund then tells Fanny about seeing Henry and Maria interact at a recent party. He describes the coolness between them, and says... (full context)
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...lifestyle she wants, despite his occupation as a clergyman. In a postscript, Mary says that Henry has just seen Maria and discussed Tom’s illness with her. Despite Henry’s attentions to Maria,... (full context)
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Mary’s unsavory hope that Tom will die disgusts Fanny. Likewise, she is skeptical of Henry’s relationship with Maria, which she suspects is a flirtation. She is, however, tempted to take... (full context)
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...week later. Mary writes to tell Fanny that there is a vicious rumor circulating about Henry, and that she should not believe it and should know that Henry is still totally... (full context)
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...no such rumor, Fanny is confused and concerned. She is surprised by the implication that Henry has done something improper, since she had begun to believe that he really loved her.... (full context)
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...to her cousin. Fanny reads the excerpt, which states that Maria has run away with Henry and their whereabouts are unknown. Fanny insists it must be a mistake, but slowly realizes... (full context)
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...Fanny receives a letter from Edmund, confirming that they do not know where Maria and Henry have gone, and adding that Julia has eloped with Mr. Yates. Edmund also tells her... (full context)
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Fanny consoles and supports Lady Bertram, who tells her exactly what happened between Maria and Henry, detailing the flirtation that led up to their escape together. (full context)
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...went to see Mary while he was in London, where Mary expressed anger at both Henry and Maria. Her anger, though, was at the fact that they let themselves be found... (full context)
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...to the fact that she was always less spoiled than her sister. She never forgave Henry for favoring Maria over her at Mansfield, and so rejected his company in London. The... (full context)
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The narrator then describes Henry’s mistake, suggesting that, had Henry kept trying, he might have eventually succeeded in securing Fanny’s... (full context)