Good points, but...
Posted by Mark on December 05, 1997 at 09:46:36:
In response to An Austen blooper?, written by Kate on December 05, 1997 at 01:29:29
] In Chapter 33 of P&P, when Fitzwilliam is telling Elizabeth about how Darcy detached Bingley from Jane, he says that the reason he assumes it was Bingley that Darcy has saved from a bad marriage is because he knows they were together "the whole of last summer"
] But Bingley doesn't take Netherfield until "before Michealmas" (early autumn).
] And that summer is the summer in which Georgiana's almost elopement takes place, so Fitzwilliam should know that Darcy didn't spend the WHOLE summer with Bingley - he must have spent SOME time with Georgiana after that affair - and would have wanted to keep her away from Bingley, so they couldn't have been together.
] What they did do was spend the whole of the AUTUMN together.
] What do you think?
I would think that what Col. F. meant was that Darcy spent the majority of his time with Bingley. My children have spent the whole of their lives in my home, but they still take off for a week or more to go to camp, visit relatives, etc.
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