by Jane Austen
Captain Frederick Wentworth Timeline and Summary
- Captain Wentworth was once in love with Anne Elliot, but she turned him down, and he’s been bitter about it ever since.
- When his sister and her husband rent Kellynch Hall, Wentworth comes to stay with them.
- Wentworth visits the Musgroves at Uppercross, and they’re all very pleased with him.
- Wentworth stops by Uppercross Cottage, where Anne and Mary are eating breakfast.
- Later asked by Henrietta what he thinks of Anne, Wentworth says she is very changed.
- Wentworth plans to marry any decent girl he can, so long as it’s not Anne.
- Spending the evening with the Musgroves, Wentworth discusses his personal naval history.
- On a later morning, seeing Anne in distress from a pestering child, Wentworth helps her out.
- Wentworth’s general flirtation with the Musgrove girls becomes focused on Louisa during a walk to Winthrop.
- A visit to his friend Harville in Lyme proves so satisfactory that Wentworth takes the Musgroves, and Anne, along on a return visit.
- Wentworth notices a stranger admiring Anne, which causes him to realize that she still has beauty.
- Shocked by Louisa’s accident, Wentworth appreciates Anne’s calm response to the situation.
- Wentworth wants Anne to stay to take care of Louisa, but Mary won’t allow it, so instead he takes Anne and Henrietta home to Uppercross before returning to Lyme alone.
- Louisa relinquishes Wentworth in favor of Captain Benwick.
- Wentworth comes to Bath, and runs into Anne in a candy shop.
- Wentworth sees Anne again at a concert, but is jealous of the attentions paid her by Mr. Elliot.
- At the Musgroves, Wentworth meets with Anne yet again, and receives an invitation to a party from her sister Elizabeth.
- Wentworth pours out his pent-up emotions in a letter to Anne, which he leaves for her to find.
- Wentworth encounters Anne walking with Charles Musgrove, and escorts her home after Charles goes to run an errand.
- While they walk, Wentworth and Anne discuss their past and profess their undying love for each other.
- Wentworth gets Sir Walter’s unenthusiastic permission to marry Anne, and then does so.