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A Calendar for Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

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This calendar, drawn from the extant text of Pride & Prejudice,
demonstrates that the novel went through a number of revisions.
The 1796-97 First Impressions was a far more
leisurely affair with many more conversations between
Darcy and Elizabeth, with something of the pace of
Mansfield Park, and of the didactic outlining of
conversations at the close of the extant Sense
and Sensibility
which recall those of
Rasselas and periodical fiction of the period.
It was probably epistolary, and the journey into Derbyshire
reveals “lopping and chopping”.

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