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Marriage in Pride & Prejudice

17 February 2020

Mr Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennett in Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice was not typical of marriage in the 19th century, with proposals seldom coming as a surprise and rarely allowing room for rejection, explains Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature).

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