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Re: Ages of the Bingleys

December 03, 2017 06:57PM
MorganA Wrote:
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> Not based on any real facts stated in the book, bu
> t I feel fairly confident that Caroline is at leas
> t older than Elizabeth and possibly Jane as well.
> Caroline threw every insult or slur that she could
> think of at Elizabeth, and a few at Jane as well,
> but never touched on the fact that Elizabeth was o
> ver twenty and unmarried (on the oldish side of wh
> en a woman married in that era). And Lydia mocks J
> ane for being almost an "old maid" because she was
> almost 23 (Ch. 39). For such a caustic person as C
> aroline to hold back any insult about the Bennet s
> isters ages, I feel that she must have avoided the
> topic because it would highlight her own age unfav
> orably.
>
20 was not on the "oldish" side of marriage in regency England. At the end of the 18th century, the average marriage age for women was 26. Lydia teasing Jane was Lydia being silly.

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