A scandalous flight, An inconsiderate couple,
How can things have gone so terribly wrong for Lydia Bennet?
In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Lydia Bennet runs away from Brighton with George Wickham. This adaptation of Lydia’s adventures is not the typical story about this brash couple.
Mr. Wickham, proving he is no gentleman, does the unthinkable and casts Lydia out of a second-rate coach. Filthy, exhausted, and penniless, this is just the beginning for poor Lydia! Can a spoiled, uneducated girl of fifteen, used to having her way, survive the night in the wilds of Sussex?
As Mr. Bennet and Mr. Gardiner vainly search for her in London, Lydia’s sisters struggle to keep her secret from their Meryton neighbors. Though they fear the worst—that Lydia’s wild life has ended in tragedy—all hope is not lost. Mr. Darcy, in the midst of reigniting his courtship with Elizabeth, is determined to recover his love’s unfortunate sister. Will Mr. Darcy succeed in finding Lydia and restoring her to respectability? In what shocking condition will this catastrophe render such a reckless, headstrong girl?