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|Some evidence for "pretty" all the way back in Ch 1...
Written by jeffrey
(4/10/2013 7:58 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Bennet daughters were reputedly good looking :-), penned by kathleen (elder)
On my previous readings, I overlooked this off-handed compliment for Mrs. B. from Mr. B:
"...."I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley might like you the best of the party...."
Can we assume that ALL of the Bennet women are either "handsome" or "pretty," even plain Mary?
Mr. Bennet's wit is in full-throttle from the opening page....
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