Pride and prejudice - key chapters and quotes

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  • Pride and Prejudice: important chapters and quotes
    • volume 1
      • chapter 1
        • The Bennet family introduced
          • 'My dear Mr Bennet' said his lady to him one day
      • Chapter 3
        • The Meryton ball - D and E first meet
          • 'catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said 'she is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me
      • Chapter 6
        • Charlotte's views on marriage + free indirect narrative
          • 'if a woman conceals her affection...she may lose the opportunity for fixing him'
          • 'Elizabeth was far from suspecting that she was herself becoming an object of some interest'
      • chapter 10
        • Mr Darcy and Elizabeth dance
          • 'he really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger'
      • chapter 16
        • Mr Wickham tells E his story
          • 'I have known him too long and too well to be a fair judge'
      • chapter 19
        • Collins proposal
          • 'Almost as soon as I entered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life'
        • chapter 28
          • E visits C+Ch
            • 'the paling of Rosings park was their boundary on one side'
      • chapter 15
        • first impressions of Mr Wickham
          • 'his appearance was...perfectly correct and unassuming'
    • volume 2
      • chapter 28
        • E visits C+Ch
          • 'the paling of Rosings park was their boundary on one side'
      • chapter 29
        • E meets Lady Catherine
          • '[Lady Catherine] might once have been handsome' (she is ugly because of her manners)   'she likes to have the distinction of rank preserved'
      • chapter 34
        • Darcy first proposal
          • 'he was not more eloquent on the subject of tenderness than of pride'   'you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character'
          • 'she stared, coloured, doubted, and was silent'
      • chapter 35
        • Darcy's letter
          • 'pardon the freedom with which I demand your attention ... but I demand it of your justice'
        • chapter 43
          • D housekeeper praises D
            • '[Elizabeth] listened with increasing astonishment as the housekeeper added "i have never known a cross word from him in my life'
            • 'It was a large handsome building...but without any artificial appearance'
            • 'she could hardly suppress a smile at  his being now seeking the aquaintance of those  very people whom his pride  had revolted'
    • volume 3
      • chapter 43
        • D housekeeper praises D
          • '[Elizabeth] listened with increasing astonishment as the housekeeper added "i have never known a cross word from him in my life'
          • 'It was a large handsome building...but without any artificial appearance'
          • 'she could hardly suppress a smile at  his being now seeking the aquaintance of those  very people whom his pride  had revolted'
      • chapter 46
        • letters from Jane about L+W!!!!!!
          • 'the receipt of two letters from [jane] at once'
      • chapter 58
        • Darcy 2nd proposal
          • 'I can no longer help thanking you for your unexampled kindness' ... 'I am sorry, exceedingly sorry...'
          • 'my affections and wishes are unchanged,  but one word from you will silence me on the subject forever'
            • he respects her now
      • chapter 59
        • E has to convince everyone she loves Darcy
          • 'You are joking Lizzy. This cannot be! - Engaged to Mr Darcy! No, no, you shall not decieve me. I know it to be impossible.'
  • chapter 1
    • The Bennet family introduced
      • 'My dear Mr Bennet' said his lady to him one day

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