Pride and Prejudice Volume Two, Chapters 1-3 Summary and Analysis

Jane Austen

Volume Two, Chapters 1-3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner: Mrs. Bennet’s sophisticated brother and sister-in-law. Mrs. Gardiner is an intelligent and elegant young woman

Summary
When the section opens, Mr. Wickham is a frequent guest at the Bennet home, which casts an ever darker shadow over Darcy’s reputation.

Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Mrs. Bennet’s brother and sister-in-law, arrive at Longbourn for the Christmas holidays. They are so unlike Mrs. Bennet, with their cultured manners and refinement, that it is hard to realize they could be related. Mrs. Gardiner is much like Elizabeth, and the two carry on lively discussions. Most of these center around Jane’s plight, and she...

(The entire section is 467 words.)