Helen’s uncle, Mr. Maxwell finds Helen’s love affairs more amusing than his wife does. While he wishes Helen would accept a more financially stable suitor like Mr. Boarham or Mr. Wilmot, he gives Arthur Huntingdon permission to marry Helen, promising her a small amount of money as a wedding gift. When he dies toward the end of the novel, he leaves her his entire fortune.
Mr. Maxwell Character Timeline in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Maxwell appears in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 16. The Warnings of Experience
...offended: how dare he ask her uncle before asking her? Mrs. Maxwell informs her that Mr. Maxwell told Boarham the decision was Helen’s. Mrs. Maxwell then asks, if Helen intends to reject... (full context)
Chapter 17. Further Warnings
Chapter 18. The Miniature
Chapter 19. An Incident
Chapter 20. Persistence
Chapter 50. Doubts and Disappointments