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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

As word got around that a wealthy young gentleman by the name of Charles Bingly had rented the manor of Netherfield Park, it caused a big problem in the nearby village of Longbourn, especially in the Bennet home. The Bennets were the parents of five unmarried daughters. The daughters, from oldest to youngest, are Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia. Mrs. Bennet's wish is to see them all married. She decides to use an upcoming ball in order to get her daughters familiar with some of the local men. Mr. Bingly is there with Jane and they are seen dancing with one another for most of the evening. His friend, Mr. Darcy on the other hand does not want to have anything at all to do with Elizabeth, which makes others look at him as snobbish. As more and more of these occasions pop up where Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth are together, he finds himself becoming attracted to her.

As Mr. Bingly and Jane's relationship begins to grow, she decides to pay a visit to the Bingly mansion. On her way there, she is caught in a downpour and becomes ill. As a result of her illness, she is forced to stay at the mansion. Elizabeth then makes the decision to make her way to the mansion as well to take care of her sister. Once Elizabeth arrives there, Miss Bingly, Mr. Bingley's snobby sister, notices that Mr. Darcy is paying a lot of attention to Elizabeth and she begins to get irritated.

When Jane begins to feel better, they make the decision to return home and to their surprise, they found Mr. Collins at their house when they arrived. Mr. Collins is a young clergyman who plans to inherit the property of the Bennets. His is fascinated with the Bennet girls, and shortly after his arrival, he decides to propose to Elizabeth. She turns him down, which in turn hurts his pride. In the meantime, the Bennet girls become fond of the militia soldiers who are stationed nearby. One of the soldiers, Wickham, becomes interested in Elizabeth and attempts to tell her that Mr. Darcy brutally cheated him out of an inheritance.

At the beginning of winter, the Binglys and Darcy leave Netherfield and return to London, which causes Jane to feel sad. However, later that spring, Elizabeth decided to go visit her friend Charlotte, who now lives near Darcy's aunt. This prompts Darcy to make a few "special" trips to his aunt's home. One day, he makes a sudden marriage proposal, which Elizabeth quickly refuses and goes on to tell him that she thinks he is arrogant and unpleasant for steering Bingly away from Jane and disinheriting Wickham. Later on, Darcy sends Elizabeth a letter explaining that Wickham's a liar and the cause for all of the problems is actually a result of the fact that Wickham attempted to elope with Darcy's younger sister.

This letter causes Elizabeth to rethink her feelings regarding Darcy. When she returns home,



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