Death Comes to Pemberley - Book 5, Chapters 1-11 Summary & Analysis

P.D. James
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Chapter one finds Darcy and Elizabeth arriving in London for the start of Wickham’s trial. Darcy feels detached and like a stranger being in London now. Jeremiah Mickledore is Wickham’s counsel. Chapter two opens with Alveston and Mickledore meeting Darcy and Elizabeth for dinner at Gracechurch Street. Unlike Pemberley, Gracechurch Street cannot be completely quiet because of the city noises. He thinks about his marriage to Elizabeth and remembers meeting Eleanor Younge. Elizabeth goes to bed after dinner and Darcy finds her asleep when he follows later.

Chapter three begins with Wickham pleading not guilty. Darcy sees Eleanor Younge sitting with the rest of spectators in the front row. In chapter four the trial begins in earnest. Darcy notes Eleanor’s behavior in court and the way she watches the proceedings. Opening statements are made and the facts of the...

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