The Bennets at home; Meryton assembly (25 K)
Meryton assembly post-mortem; Charlotte, evening at Sir William's (35 K)
Jane to Netherfield, later also Elizabeth and Mrs. Bennet (42 K)
Elizabeth and Jane at Netherfield, in Ch. 12 they go home (36 K)
Mr. Collins arrives; Collins at Longbourn; excursion to Meryton (32 K)
Elizabeth and Wickham; the Netherfield ball (72 K)
Mr. Collins's proposal, its aftermath, the Bingley departure from Netherfield (41 K)
Mr. Collins and Charlotte, Mr. Collins's return (25 K)
Elizabeth and Jane, the Gardiners at Netherfield, Jane to London (38 K)
Elizabeth to London, to Kent, and at Rosings (37 K)
Darcy and Elizabeth at Rosings (30 K)
Elizabeth and Col. Fitzwilliam, Darcy's proposal and letter (50 K)
Letter post-mortem, Rosings after Darcy's departure, Elizabeth to London (32 K)
Elizabeth and Jane go home, Lydia's Brighton scheme, Elizabeth and the Gardiners to Derbyshire (52 K)
Elizabeth at Pemberley, the Darcys with Elizabeth at Lambton, Elizabeth with Mrs. Gardiner at Pemberley (61 K)
Letters from Jane; Elizabeth and the Gadiners to Longbourn; Mr. Gardiner to London, Mr. Bennet to Longbourn (65 K)
Letter from Mr. Gardiner; Lydia's wedding approaching; Lydia and Wickham at Longbourn (46 K)
Mrs. Gardiner's lettter to Elizabeth; Darcy/Bingley to Netherfield; Darcy/Bingley at Longbourn (51 K)
Jane's engagement; visit of Lady Catherine; Mr. Bennet and Elizabeth (48 K)
Elizabeth and Darcy; family approves; wrap-up; the weddings (53 K)
Note: Jane Austen (1775-1817) was the daughter of a country clergyman. The upper middle-class of the British countryside, that she knew so well, also came to inhabit her novels. There were six of them, and at her own expense she published the first one, "Sense and Sensibility" (1811). Austen has en extremely good ear for dialogue together with a satirical style, that leaves no doubt as to where her sympathies are. "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), maybe the most popular of her works, was outlined already in her early twenties; by then she titled it "First Impressions".
Among her other works are "Mansfield Park" (1814), and "Emma" (1816). "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" were both published posthumously in 1818. The novel "Sanditon" was unfinished at her death in 1817. She did not receive any wider recognition during her lifetime, although Sir Walter Scott is said to have been one of her admirers.
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