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Jane Austen >> Pride and Prejudice (page 72)


Mon 17 Aug. Mr. Gardiner's express (misdated August2).

Matters `all settled' between Gardiner and Darcy. Lydia goes to Gracechurch- street, where she remains for a fortnight. Mrs. Bennet comes down stairs for the first time in a Fortnight (since 2 Aug.).

Mon 31 Aug. Wedding of Lydia and Wickham; they come to Longbourn; Lydia is sure Wickham will `kill more birds on the first of September than any body else in the country'.

Tues 1 Sept. Darcy dines with the Gardiners.

Wed 2 Sept. Jane writes to Mrs. Gardiner.

2 or 3 Sept. Darcy leaves town.

?Fri 4 Sept. Elizabeth asks Mrs. Gardiner for an explanation of Lydia's disclosures.

Sun 6 Sept. Mrs. Gardiner replies.

?Thurs 10 Sept. The Wickhams leave.

16 or 17 Sept. Bingley expected at Netherfield. It is now `about a twelvemonth' since Mr. Bennet's waiting upon him had been first canvassed.

?Sat 19 Sept. Bingley and Darcy call.

Tues 22 Sept. They dine at Longbourn.

?Wed 23 Sept. Darcy's confession to Bingley.

?Thurs 24 Sept. Darcy leaves for town, to return in ten days' time. Bingley calls alone.

Fri 25 Sept. He comes to dine, and stays supper.

Sat 25 Sept. Bingley comes to shoot. He and Jane are engaged.

?Sat 3 Oct. Lady Catherine's visit, about a week after the engagement, and two days after the `report of a most alarming nature' had reached after.

Sun 4 Oct. Mr. Bennet hears from Mr. Collins, who, writing no doubt on Friday 2 Oct., says he mentioned the rumour of Elizabeth's engagement to Darcy `to her Ladyship last night'.

?Tues 6 Oct. Bingley brings Darcy. The proposal.

?Wed 7 Oct. They walk to Oakham Mount. Parental applications.

?Thurs 8 Oct. Darcy dines at Longbourn.

Before Christmas The double wedding. The Gardiners are `to come to Pemberley at Christmas'.

[E-text editor's note: The novel Shirley by Charlotte Bronte"

is set during almost the same time-period. The double wedding which is the climax of Shirley takes place in August 1812, the same month that Lydia causes trouble in PrideandPrejudice.] ================================================================ Index of Characters Mrs. Annesley, companion to Georgiana Darcy.

Mr. BENNET, of Longbourn-house in Hertfordshire; the estate was about #2,000 a year, and #5,000 was settled on his wife and children; m. ---- Gardiner, daughter of a Meryton attorney, #4,000.

Their children: Jane, 22, m. Charles Bingley; Elizabeth, 20, m. Fitzwilliam Darcy; Mary, `obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips's clerks' (Memoir); Catherine, `satisfactorily married to a clergyman near Pemberley' (Memoir); Lydia, 15-16, m. George Wickham.

Charles BINGLEY, 22, #100,000; it is implied that he lived in London; m. Jane Bennet. His sisters: Louisa, #20,000, m. Mr. Hurst; Caroline, #20,000.

Captain Carter, of the ----shire Militia.

Mr. Chamberlayne, of the ----shire Militia.

The Rev. William COLLINS, Rector of Hunsford in Kent, cousin and heir to Mr. Bennet; 25; at one of the Universities; m. Charlotte Lucas.

Mr. DARCY the elder, of Pemberley in Derbyshire, m. Lady Anne Fitzwilliam; Fitzwilliam Darcy, his son, of Pemberley (and a town house not named), 28, #10,000 a year; m. Elizabeth Bennet. His sister Georgiana, 16, #30,000.

Dawson, Lady Catherine's maid.

Sir Lewis DE BOURGH, of Rosings Park in Kent; his widow, the Rt. Hon. Lady Catherine de Bourgh, daughter of the Earl of ---- and sister of Lady Anne Darcy; their daughter, Anne.

Mr. Denny, of the ----shire Militia.

Colonel Fitzwilliam, younger son of the Earl of ----, nephew of Lady Catherine de Bourgh and of Lady Anne Darcy.

Colonel Forster, commanding the ----shire Militia; Harriet his wife.

Edward GARDINER, of Gracechurch-street, brother of Mrs. Bennet; his wife M----; their four young children.

The Gouldings (William named) of Haye-Park.

Miss Grantley, an acquaintance of Caroline Bingley.

Haggerston, an attorney.

Miss Harriet and Miss Pen Harrington.

Mrs. Hill, housekeeper at Longbourn.

Mr. Hurst, of Grosvenor-street; m. Louisa Bingley.

Mrs. Jenkinson, Miss de Bourgh's companion.

John, the Collins's servant.

John, the Gardiners' servant.

Mr. Jones, apothecary at Meryton.

Miss Mary King, heiress of #10,000.

Mrs. Long; her two nieces.

Sir William LUCAS, Knight, and Lady Lucas, of Lucas Lodge; their children, Charlotte, 27, m. Mr. Collins; Maria; younger Miss Lucases; a boy.

Lady Metcalfe, an acquaintance of Lady Catherine.

Mr. Morris.

Mrs. Nicholls, housekeeper at Netherfield.

Mr. Philips, attorney in Meryton; m. Miss ---- Gardiner.

Miss Pope, governess in Lady Metcalfe's family.

Mr. Pratt, of the ----shire Militia.

Mrs. Reynolds, housekeeper at Pemberley.

Mr. Robinson, of Meryton neighborhood.

Sally/Sarah (in chapters 47 and 55, respectively -- may be the same individual), servant(s).

Mr. Stone, Mr. Gardiner's clerk?

Miss Watson, of Meryton.

The Miss Webbs, acquaintances of Lady Catherine.

Mr. WICKHAM, steward to old Mr. Darcy; his son George; Lieutenant in the ----shire Militia; Cambridge; m. Lydia Bennet.

Mrs. Younge, former governess to Georgiana Darcy.

Title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
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