Chronology and Index of Characters
Addendum: According to the Memoir of Jane Austen, published in 1870 by her nephew James Edward
Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen told her family that Kitty (Catherine) Bennet was ``satisfactorily married to a
clergyman near Pemberley'', while Mary Bennet ``obtained nothing higher than one of her uncle Philips' clerks'' in
marriage, and ``was content to be considered a star in the society of Meryton''.
Chronology of Pride_and_Prejudice,
according to MacKinnon and Chapman
Before Michaelmas (Sept. 29): Bingley takes possession
Tues 15 Oct. Mr. Collins's letter.
Tues 12 Nov. Jane is invited to dine at Netherfield
Wed 13 Nov. Her illness.
Thurs 14 Nov. Mrs. Bennet at Netherfield. Elizabeth
Fri 15 Nov.
Darcy begins to feel his danger.
Sat 16 Nov. Darcy adheres to his book.
Sun 17 Nov. The sisters leave
Mon 18 Nov. Arrival of Mr. Collins
Tues 19 Nov. First appearance of Wickham.
Nov. Supper with the Philipses.
Thurs 21 Nov. The Bingleys visit Longbourn.
Fri 22 Nov-
Mon 25 Nov.
A succession of rain.
Tues 26 Nov. The ball at Netherfield.
Wed 27 Nov. Mr. Collins proposes; Bingley
goes to London.
Thurs 28 Nov. The Bingleys leave Netherfield.
Fri 29 Nov. Mr. Collins at Lucas Lodge.
Sat 30 Nov. Mr. Collins returns to Hunsford.
Tues 3 Dec. His promised letter of thanks arrives.
16 Dec. His return to Longbourn.
Sat 21 Dec. His departure.
Mon 23 Dec. The Gardiners come for
Mon 30 Dec. They leave, taking Jane.
Early in Jan. Mr. Collins at Lucas Lodge.
6 Jan. Jane has been a week in town.
Tues 7 Jan. She calls in Grosvenor-street.
Wed 8 Jan. Charlotte
Thurs 9 Jan. The wedding.
Late in Jan. Four weeks pass away without Jane's seeing
Early in March Elizabeth goes to London.
?Thurs 5 March Arrival at Hunsford
?Fri 6 March
Miss de Bourgh at the Parsonage.
?Sat 7 March They dine at Rosings.
?Thurs 12 March Sir William
?Thurs 19 March End of Elizabeth's first fortnight.
Mon 23 March Darcy and Fitzwilliam arrive.
Tues 24 March They call at the Parsonage.
Jane has been in town (almost) three months.
Fri 25 March
It was doubtless on Good Friday that Darcy
was `seen at church'.
Sun 29 March,
Easter Day The evening
is spent at Rosings.
Thurs 9 April Elizabeth's conversation with Colonel
Fitzwilliam. Darcy proposes.
Fri 10 April Darcy's letter. Elizabeth has spent five
weeks in Kent.
Sat 11 April Fitzwilliam and Darcy
leave Kent, after a stay
of `nearly three weeks'
Fri 17 April The evening spent at Rosings.
Sat 18 April
Elizabeth goes to town, after a visit of six
weeks (and a few days).
Early in May Jane, Elizabeth, and
Maria Lucas return to
Late in May The ----shire regiment, with Lydia, removes to
June Lydia's sixteenth birthday.
Mid-June Northern tour is postponed to mid-July.
Sat 1 Aug. Lydia's
Sun 2 Aug. Colonel Forster sends an express to Longbourn.
Mon 3 Aug. Colonel Forster
comes to Longbourn. The
Gardiners and Elizabeth at Lambton.
Tues 4 Aug. Mr. Bennet goes to town.
The Gardiners and
Elizabeth tour Pemberley.
Wed 5 Aug. Colonel Forster back at Brighton. Mr. Bennet
writes to Jane. Darcy and his sister
visit Elizabeth. Bingley says it is
`above eight months' since 26 Nov.
Thurs 6 Aug. The Gardiners and Elizabeth at Pemberley.
Fri 7 Aug. Elizabeth hears from Jane. The
Pemberley is cancelled, and the Gardiners
and Elizabeth leave Lambton.
Sat 8 Aug. They
arrive at Longbourn. Darcy leaves
Derbyshire for London.
Sat 9 Aug. Mr. Gardiner leaves Longbourn.
Tues 11 Aug. Mrs. Gardiner hears from her husband.
Fri 14 Aug. Darcy calls in Gracechurch-street.
Sat 15 Aug. Mr. Bennet returns. Mrs. Gardiner goes back to
town. Darcy calls again, having
that Mr. Bennet is gone.
Sun 16 Aug. Darcy sees Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner.
Mon 17 Aug. Mr. Gardiner's
express (misdated August_2).
Matters `all settled' between Gardiner
and Darcy. Lydia goes to Gracechurch-
street, where she remains for a
fortnight. Mrs. Bennet comes down stairs
for the first time in a Fortnight
Mon 31 Aug. Wedding of Lydia and Wickham; they come to
Longbourn; Lydia is sure
`kill more birds on the first of September
than any body else in the country'.
Tues 1 Sept.
Darcy dines with the Gardiners.
Wed 2 Sept. Jane writes to Mrs. Gardiner.
2 or 3 Sept. Darcy leaves
?Fri 4 Sept. Elizabeth asks Mrs. Gardiner for an
explanation of Lydia's disclosures.
Sun 6 Sept.
Mrs. Gardiner replies.
?Thurs 10 Sept. The Wickhams leave.
16 or 17 Sept. Bingley expected at Netherfield.
It is now
`about a twelvemonth' since Mr. Bennet's
waiting upon him had been first
Sept. Bingley and Darcy call.
Tues 22 Sept. They dine at Longbourn.
?Wed 23 Sept. Darcy's confession
?Thurs 24 Sept. Darcy leaves for town, to return in ten days'
time. Bingley calls alone.
25 Sept. He comes to dine, and stays supper.
Sat 26 Sept. Bingley comes to shoot. He and Jane are
?Sat 3 Oct. Lady Catherine's visit, about a week after the
engagement, and two days after
`report of a most alarming nature' had
Sun 4 Oct. Mr. Bennet hears from Mr. Collins,
writing no doubt on Friday 2 Oct., says
he mentioned the rumour of Elizabeth's
Darcy `to her Ladyship last
?Tues 6 Oct. Bingley brings Darcy. The proposal.
?Wed 7 Oct. They