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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

  

by Jane Austen

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Pride and Prejudice Chapter 9 Quotes

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Mrs. Bennet >

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"Certainly, my dear, nobody said there were; but as to not meeting with many people in this neighbourhood, I believe there are few neighbourhoods larger. I know we dine with four-and-twenty families." (9.25)

Mrs. Bennet is insisting that there are plenty of people to hang out with in the country (as opposed to the town), but the subtext here is that only certain people actually count as "people." And Mrs. Bennet's standards are a lot lower than Darcy's.

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