Longbourn - Volume 3 Chapters 1 - 10 Summary & Analysis

Jo Baker
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In Chapter 1, a young Margaret Hill goes alone to a small house 12 miles away from Longbourn to give birth to a son. She gives the baby up for adoption to the farming family she is staying with before returning to Longbourn to continue working. Mr. Bennet courts and eventually marries a young Miss Gardiner, therefore ending his relationship with Margaret and Margaret marries Mr. Hill, the butler. He promises Margaret that the marriage would be in appearance only as he prefers the company of men. Shortly after marrying Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet begins having children, starting with Jane. The second child, who is male and would have become the heir of Longbourn, dies shortly after birth. Afterwards, Mrs. Bennet gives birth to 4 more daughters but no more sons. Since there is a considerable amount of work that now must be done, Mrs...

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