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Pride and Prejudice - Study Guide Volume 2: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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The following day Charlotte and Maria go into town and Elizabeth is left writing a letter. She is startled to hear a knock at the door, and even more startled to see Mr. Darcy alone. He apologizes, qualifying his visit by saying that he had thought the whole party at home. However, he stays until Charlotte and Maria return, and Charlotte predicts that he is in love with Elizabeth. Elizabeth denies that it could be true, recounting the frequent silences and awkwardness of their conversation. Nonetheless, both Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mr. Darcy continue to pass by the parsonage with frequency. Colonel Fitzwilliam obviously takes pleasure in their company, most especially Elizabeth's, but it is more difficult to understand why Mr. Darcy comes, as he is often silent for long periods. Mrs. Collins is baffled by his visits, but suspects that they may have something to...

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