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Bingley and his 5 sisters (and cousin)

March 13, 2015 06:32PM
...a report soon followed that Mr. Bingley was to bring twelve ladies and seven gentlemen with him to the assembly. The girls grieved over such a large number of ladies; but were comforted the day before the ball by hearing that, instead of twelve, he had brought only six with him from London, his five sisters and a cousin. And when the party entered the assembly room, it consisted of only five altogether; Mr. Bingley, his two sisters, the husband of the oldest, and another young man. (P&P, Chapter 3)

So, what happened to Bingley's other 3 sisters and cousin? We never, ever hear about them again.

Were they figments of imagination, like the 12 ladies of the original report? Or were they younger/still in the school room and therefore technically didn't exist in society yet? I can't think of any other reason they were entirely invisible after that one, brief, line.

I've wondered about those missing sisters for years and welcome any and all opinions. :-)
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Bingley and his 5 sisters (and cousin)

Janice HMarch 13, 2015 06:32PM

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Sandy CMarch 13, 2015 06:56PM

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KathyMarch 13, 2015 07:43PM

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PeterMarch 14, 2015 02:20PM

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Sandy CMarch 14, 2015 02:59PM

the name of the story?

Harvey S.March 15, 2015 07:22PM

Bingley and his 5 sisters

Sandy CMarch 13, 2015 09:01PM

oops

Harvey S.March 15, 2015 07:23PM

Hope you got it! (nfm)

Sandy CMarch 15, 2015 08:09PM

Re: Hope you got it!

Harvey S.March 17, 2015 03:27AM

Now I have to read it

Janice H.March 16, 2015 02:24PM

Yes. Just another example of inaccurate gossip. (nfm)

JanetRMarch 13, 2015 07:33PM

Re: Yes. Just another example of inaccurate gossip.

Janice HMarch 13, 2015 09:05PM



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