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Volume 1, Chapter 13 Notes from Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice Volume 1, Chapter 13

The next morning Mr. Bennet announces that his cousin is coming to introduce himself and stay with them for more than a week. Mr. Collins is the relative who will inherit Longbourn when Mr. Bennet dies because he is the closest male descendant Mr. Bennet has. Mrs. Bennet suspects that Mr. Collins is only coming to check out his future inheritance, so she is not happy to hear about his visit. When Mr. Collins arrives, his family finds that he is a nerdy preacher who thinks very highly of himself and constantly heaps compliments on Mrs. Bennet and her daughters to the point of groveling. Elizabeth doesn't like him much because he is long-winded and conceited. Her father is amused by the man's lack of real intelligence and his constant groveling compliments and apologies that last for hours.

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