Darcy first enters the Bennets' world while staying at his friend Mr Bingley's new house, Netherfield.
He's incredibly wealthy, and very conscious of his status in life. Some might go as far as to call him arrogant.
He knows the Bennet family are far below him socially, and believes a match with any of the girls would be disastrous, whether for himself, or for his friend Bingley.
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