Year of Wonders


Geraldine Brooks

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Earl of Chatsworth Character Analysis

The Earl of Chatsworth is a nobleman from Eyam’s neighboring district. He undertakes to provide Eyam with supplies and money during the quarantine. While Aphra points out that this generosity probably stems from his wish to keep the plague away from his own lands, his behavior stands in stark contrast to the neglect of Colonel Bradford and his family.
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Part 2: Venom in the Blood
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...on the village; supplies will be donated by neighboring towns and organized by the nearby Earl of Chatsworth , all of whom have a vested interest in preventing contagion. The entire village confers... (full context)
Part 2: Among Those That Go Down to the Pit
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...sick, the town doesn’t produce enough to support itself and relies for sustenance on the Earl of Chatsworth , who continues to send provisions diligently. On the other hand, while the Bradfords are... (full context)
Part 3: Apple-Picking Time
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...removed from the world. He leaves the rectory only once, to dictate letters informing the Earl of Chatsworth that the plague is over and breaking the news of Elinor’s death to her father. (full context)