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Summary Chapter 61

Mrs. Bennet feels like she has accomplished her primary goal in marrying off Jane and Elizabeth. Mr. Bennet misses Elizabeth and often makes unexpected visits to Pemberley.

Mr. Bingley, in part to move away from his wife’s vulgar relations, buys an estate in Derbyshire. This allows Jane and Elizabeth to live close to each other.

Kitty benefits from spending time with her two elder sisters and from being kept away from Lydia. She improves her bad qualities.

Mary remains at home and becomes her mother’s companion. However, she no longer lives in the shadow of her prettier sisters and is content.

Lydia and Wickham hope that Elizabeth’s marriage to Darcy will cause him to help them out more. Though Elizabeth sometimes sends them money from her private allowance, she discourages any further entreaties. The Wickhams live more extravagantly than their income. They move frequently, leaving behind debts. Lydia’s love for Wickham outlasts his affection for her. Her reputation, though, remains good due to her marriage. Lydia sometimes visits Pemberley, and she and Wickham sometimes visit the Bingleys. They overstay their welcome to the point that it even wears on Mr. Bingley’s good nature.

Miss Bingley doesn’t approve of Darcy’s marriage but stops being resentful, not wanting to lose an invitation to visit Pemberly.

Georgiana stays at Pemberley. She loves and admires Elizabeth, who is also fond of her. Georgiana was initially unnerved in Elizabeth’s frank address to her brother, but she learns from it.

For a long time, Mr. Darcy is not on speaking terms with his aunt. However, Elizabeth persuades him to make up with her. Eventually, Lady Catherine’s anger fizzles, and she visits Pemberley.

The Gardiners are well loved by Darcy and Elizabeth and are frequent visitors to Pemberley. They are always given credit for bringing the couple together.

Jane Austen