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by Jane Austen

Robert Martin Timeline and Summary

  • Robert Martin meets Harriet the summer before the novel begins.
  • He writes a letter proposing to her after asking for Mr. Knightley’s blessing.
  • She refuses him.
  • A few weeks later, he meets Harriet in the dry goods store.
  • He’s much more polite than Emma would have anticipated.
  • Harriet visits his family; they strike up a friendship again.
  • Mr. Knightley sends him to London on business.
  • He meets Harriet there and finally proposes to her again.
  • They get engaged.