Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 53-54
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Bingley and Darcy arrive in Netherfield. After Mr. Bennet refuses to call upon the men, they visit Longbourn on their own accord. Mrs. Bennett is very excited to have Bingley there and raises her hopes of having Jane courted. Mrs. Bennet is more rude to Darcy, to Lizzie’s embarrassment as she now knows it was Darcy who saved the Bennett family.

Bingley and Darcy are invited to dinner. Bingley sits next to Jane but Darcy sits on the other end of the table from Elizabeth so they are unable to speak to one another. Elizabeth is now terribly in love with Darcy and wishes he’d propose to her again. 

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