An Assembly Such as This - Chapter 9, The Illustration of His Character Summary & Analysis

Pamela Aidan
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Chapter 9, The Illustration of His Character Summary

The inclement weather before the ball works in Darcy's favor. He intends to avoid Elizabeth until the ball when he will apologize and procure her hand for a dance. On Tuesday morning, the day of the ball, Fletcher convinces Darcy to change his plain black coat for an emerald green and gold silk, causing Darcy to be suspicious but agree. Darcy joins Bingley who is frantic in his preparation for the ball. Darcy calms Bingley who assures him that Wickham will not attend the ball because he is in London on business. Darcy is relieved. As Darcy descends to the ball, he receives and pockets a letter. He is annoyed and surprised by the Bennets' tardiness. The Bennets' carriage finally arrives, and Darcy makes his way to the receiving line. He is astounded by Elizabeth's beauty and...

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