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|Longbourn House vs. Lucas Lodge in P&P2
Written by Vania
(1/26/2004 7:00 p.m.)
1. Mr.Bennet had a good income which he spent without saving, his estate was entailed and so no dowries. The peeling paint could be a sign of Mr. Bennet's indolence, but how could a family such as theirs have allocated their money? Only Mr. Bennet's library looked well-furnished.
2. Sir William Lucas made a 'tolerable' fortune, his estate was probably not entailed, he and Lady Lucas could've been a better money managers, but still with little fortune for their children. Why did the interior of Lucas Lodge appear grand then? Sir William's cosmopolitan pretensions perhaps? Recent renovations?
I think the Longbourn House in P&P1 was more appropriate. The one in P&P2 looked cramped (especially the dining room) and unadorned.
I must nitpick, of course... =)
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