violently in love

Type: Glossary Word | Title: Pride and Prejudice (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 58

Once again. Darcy does not extend himself beyond choice words to act on his love. By "violent love" Austen seems to mean that his inner state is in thrall to his feelings for Elizabeth, even while he remains, aside from an "expression of heart-felt delight," the controlled gentleman.

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