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Written by Elizabeth K
(4/23/2010 10:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Ch 14: "the ladies at court", penned by Kathryn Ann
According to Shapard's The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, (Pheasant Books, 2003, p. 125): "The names of those presented were on a Court List which would be published and accessible to curious members of the public".
I would imagine that Mrs. Bennet is probably trying to display her knowledge of fashionable, high society here.
There is an article at the Jane Austen Centre website which gives more information about Regency debutantes, see link below.
|Jane Austen Centre online magazine: The Regency debutante|
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