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Pride and Prejudice Chapter 40 Summary

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  • When Elizabeth is finally able to tell Jane about Mr. Darcy's proposal, Jane feels sorry for Mr. Darcy's disappointment.
  • Ugh, she would.
  • It's hard for her to believe Darcy's side of the Wickham story because she just wants to think the best of everyone, but finally she gives in.
  • Should Lizzy tell the town?
  • No, because then she'd have to expose Miss Darcy, which Mr. Darcy specifically asked her not to do.
  • One thing she doesn't tell Jane: the part about Bingley.
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