Pride and Prejudice Short Story

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Pemberley’s Prince Charming focuses on the transformation of the character of Georgiana Darcy, who is constrained by gender constructs and grows to challenge such ideologies. Pemberley’s Prince Charming documents Georgiana’s growth from trials of hardship whilst surrounded by Jane Austen’s central quote, “good opinion once lost is lost forever”.

The ivory keys of the aged grand piano resisted Georgiana’s finger strokes.
She took a moment to note that she ought to mention it to Fitzwilliam following their evening plans with Miss. Elizabeth Bennet. Georgiana was glad that she finally had the opportunity to properly meet Miss Elizabeth. She had briefly met her once before, and heard stories of her from Fitzwilliam; which had contributed to the great admiration she held for her. Georgiana stared out of the window beside her, admiring her brother’s country estate. It was late afternoon; the sun had begun to set behind the rolling English countryside. Miss. Elizabeth would be arriving soon. Georgiana’s piano practice was interrupted when her brother let his presence known, knocking gently on the old door’s frame – which creaked under the tension. Georgiana looked up from her music sheets, acknowledging her brother’s dishevelled appearance; his hair wild and upright, and his shirt creased. So unlike her brother’s put-together character Georgiana knew something was amiss, and consequently prepared herself for bad news.

“I’m terribly sorry, Georgiana, but we will not be dining with Miss. Elizabeth Bennet tonight.”

Georgiana’s disappointment was blatant as her eyes drew to her feet and her shoulders slumped forward. Georgiana sighed out,

“I was looking forward to the company though.”

“For that I apologise, but unfortunate news has surfaced, that Miss. Bennet must attend to…...

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