Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 49-61

Contributor: Melissa Kowalski. Lesson ID: 11200

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Literary Studies

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!


In the final chapters of the novel, find out where Lydia traveled after her elopement with Mr. Wickham. Discover the effects her actions have on the rest of the Bennet family as this shocking decision comes to its conclusion!

As you have seen in the previous section, Lydia has eloped with Mr. Wickham, and the couple has not yet been located.

Elizabeth, upset and shocked by Lydia's action, discloses the truth to Mr. Darcy, who had surprised her shortly after she read Jane's letters informing her of the elopement. Elizabeth and the Gardiners hasten back to Longbourn to assist the Bennets in finding Lydia. In the final section, you will read to discover the outcome of Lydia's rash action and how it affects the entire Bennet family.

Lydia showing her ring

Image by C. E. Brock illustration for the 1895 edition of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (Chapter 51), via Wikimedia Commons, has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

Before reading the final chapters of Pride and Prejudice, it is necessary to define the vocabulary for this section. For this final part of the novel:

  1. Define the following list of vocabulary words in your notebook from the section of the textbook to be read for each lesson. You can use a print dictionary or use to look up the words.
  2. After the definition for each word, write a sentence using the word correctly. Have your parent or teacher check the sentences when you've finished to make sure the words are used correctly in context.

Keep these lists in a notebook, because there will be a general vocabulary quiz covering all five lessons after you've read the final portion of the novel.

The vocabulary words for Chapters 49-61 are:

Connubial Cogent Expedite Supplication Palatable Irremediable
Covey Rapacity Equipage Allurement Tacit Brooking
Importune Affronted Epithet Incredulity Assiduously Arrear


Once you've had your parent or teacher check your sentences for correctness, you can begin reading the final section of the novel, Chapters 49-61.

You can use any print edition of Pride and Prejudice or choose an online version, such as Pride and Prejudice, from Project Gutenberg.

Remember to have your Pride and Prejudice Character Organizer from the first lesson handy so you can add any new information you discover to it while you read. Happy reading!

When you've finished reading, move on to the Got It? section.

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