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Re: Ages of the Bingleys

December 13, 2017 11:05PM
The marrying age of young women seems to have swung wildly in the Regency era. By Jane Austen's definitions, Lydia is talked of as being approached at fifteen and marries Wickham at sixteen. Marriane Dashwood is but seveteen and Elinor nineteen in Sense and Sensibility. Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey the same and I seem to think (without checking) that Fanny Price is also about seventeen. Emma, I think is nineteen. In Persuasion, Anne Elliot is twenty seven when Frederick Wentworth returns, and two years younger than her unmarried sister Elizabeth who is twenty nine, basically single from choice? . Charlotte Lucas is twenty seven when Pride and Prejudice begins. These facts from Jane Austen herself seem to give a somewhat flexible state of play to it all. Effectively, Jane Austen left us to put our own spin on many things and I think the Bingley's ages are but one of them.
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