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|Time structure of P&P
Written by Benedicte
(5/5/2010 10:24 a.m.)
Thanks to Ellen Moody's chronology (in the P&P FAQ), I have just built a time chart of the novel, putting in relation the number of pages and the time which goes by (I would like to scan that chart and put a link to it, but I do not know how to do it).
Of course we have to wait for 2 weeks more and the end of the novel to see whether there is time symetry in the construction of the novel.
So far I can only draw a few observations relating to Part1 and Part 2.
Part 1 (ch 1 to 24) lasts 1,5 month and in my edition it takes up 112 pages, exactly 1/3 of the novel.
Part 2 leads to page 202 in my edition (90 pages) and lasts for 7,5 months. According to my chart there is an acceleration of events during the Hunsford visit (6-7 weeks and 50 pages). The turning point of the novel (D's proposal and above all his letter) takes place right in the middle of Part 2 and of the novel.
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