Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

by

Sherwood Anderson

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A thirty-year-old bartender who lives above the local saloon where he works. Ed is courting Belle Carpenter, a young girl who is also casually dating George Willard in attempts to make Ed jealous. Though much older and more experienced than Belle, Ed struggles to express his feelings for her due to his immaturity, impulsivity, and hot temper. When he sees George and Belle together, Ed beats up and humiliates George.
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Ed Hanby Character Timeline in Winesburg, Ohio

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19. An Awakening
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...up. Belle occasionally goes out walking with George Willard but is secretly in love with Ed Hanby , a local bartender. She continues to see George because he is a more socially... (full context)
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Several years before, Ed Hanby had inherited a large farm from a dead uncle, which he sold for $8,000. Ed... (full context)
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...house and she agrees to go on a walk with him in hopes of making Ed Hanby jealous. Ed had visited her earlier that night and threatened that if Belle didn’t stay... (full context)
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Suddenly, Ed Hanby appears and attacks George, believing that he is trying to steal Belle away. George tries... (full context)