Only days after his disastrous proposal, the untimely death of Anne de Bourgh draws Fitzwilliam Darcy and his cousin Colonel Alexander Fitzwilliam back to Rosings Park before Elizabeth Bennet has left the neighborhood. Their return finds Rosings swathed in mourning. In death, Anne is revealed as having lived a rich life of the mind, and she plotted rather constantly to escape her loathsome mother, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Anne's journal-spirited into the hands of Elizabeth and Charlotte Collins-holds her candid observations on life and her family. It also exposes her final, and sadly fatal, means of outwitting her mother.
Anne's Last Will and Testament, with its peculiar bequests, sends Lady Catherine into a tailspin and throws into turmoil every relationship amongst the Bennets, Darcys, Fitzwilliams, Collinses, and even the Bingleys! Was Anne
de bourgh a shrewder judge of character than Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzilliam
Includes mature content.