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Written by Elizabeth K
(9/8/2009 4:30 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What does Jane have against barouches? :-), penned by Heather Leigh
What Edward's mother and sister want him to be is a London cityboy in a position of power, earning a good salary as a man of distinction, driving a fancy carriage. Poor Edward, what a disappointment he is to his mother and sister!
Barouches had a collapsible half-hood which folded over the back seat (I'm seeing a sports car parallel here!) Apparently, they were wonderful summer vehicles, perfect for romantic drives exploring the countryside.
Very interesting JASNA article:
and some pictures of barouches:
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