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Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice Chapter 24 Summary
A letter from Miss Bingley arrives at long last, and it is clear that the Bingleys will not return for the winter.
Jane's matrimonial hopes are dashed.
Elizabeth spends a lot of time wondering what happened. Was Bingley waylaid by his sister? Did his friend Mr. Darcy convince him not to pay any more attention to Jane?
Jane expresses her sorrow, but says that she has nobody to reproach but herself.
Elizabeth declares that the world doesn't make sense – and by this, she means Bingley's loss of interest in Jane, Darcy's treatment of Wickham, and Charlotte's marriage to Mr. Collins.
She also lets Jane know that she believes Mr. Bingley was negatively influenced by his sisters and Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Bennet jokes to Elizabeth that Jane has been crossed in love which, next to matrimony, is what girls want most.
Will Elizabeth be next to get a broken heart? Mr. Bennet asks. He suggests that Mr. Wickham is just the right man to jilt her.
The Bennets spend a lot of time with Wickham. The story of Mr. Darcy's treatment of him becomes widely known in town.
Everybody congratulates themselves that they already disliked Mr. Darcy before even knowing the story.
Jane is the only one who refuses to condemn Mr. Darcy, suggesting that there might be more to the story.
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