Mrs. Wilson’s daughter and friend to Rose Markham, Jane is, in Gilbert’s eyes, coldly ambitious. She is also a local beauty and, as the recipient of a boarding-school education, is much more elegant than many of her compatriots. Having rejected most of her suitors, she hopes very much to marry Frederick Lawrence, but ends her days a spinster.
Jane Wilson Character Timeline in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The timeline below shows where the character Jane Wilson appears in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1. A Discovery
Chapter 4. The Party
Everyone that Gilbert introduced Jack to in his first letter—Eliza, Mary, and the Reverend Milward; Jane, Richard, Robert, and Mrs. Wilson; and Mr. Lawrence—have come to the Markhams to join Gilbert,... (full context)
Chapter 6. Progression
...they will marry. Gilbert is disenchanted with Eliza Millward, and Lawrence is obviously indifferent to Jane Wilson. They tease each other briefly about leaving the two women alone and then go... (full context)
Chapter 9. A Snake in the Grass
Chapter 13. A Return to Duty
Chapter 46. Friendly Counsels
...offended at first, both by Gilbert’s presumption and then by the charges Gilbert lays against Jane. Gilbert informs Frederick that Jane hates Helen, and that she and Eliza Millward worked together... (full context)
Chapter 48. Further Intelligence
...has married a tradesman, who, Gilbert assumes, is too dumb to realize his misfortune, and Jane Wilson, having never received an offer of marriage she thought good enough for her, is... (full context)