An Assembly Such as This - Chapter 10, Beyond the Pale Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Beyond the Pale Summary

Miss Bingley chides Darcy for escaping outside; she complains that Bingley pays too much attention to Jane Bennet and asks Darcy to stop Bingley. She also notices that Darcy got a letter from Lady Catherine and asks if Darcy will spend Christmas at Rosings. Darcy intends to continue his father's tradition of spending Christmas at Pemberley. Overhearing this conversation, Mr. Collins accosts Darcy with information about Lady Catherine De Bourgh, his patroness. In disdain, Darcy bows and leaves Mr. Collins. He considers how to extricate Bingley from Jane as he goes to dinner where Elizabeth is seated across from him. Darcy overhears Mrs. Bennet talking to Lady Lucas about her expectations concerning Jane and Bingley. When Elizabeth shushes her mother, Mrs. Bennet asks "what is Mr. Darcy to me to be afraid of?" Elizabeth is embarrassed, and Darcy is appalled and...

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