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|John's inheritance and Elinor's lack thereof
Written by Cathy Allen
(10/9/2012 7:10 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fanny Dashwood vs. Edward Farrars, penned by Faithr
I'm sure you've hit the nail on the head, Faithr. Marrying for money was perfectly acceptable, even encouraged in this society; it was considered a "good connection," or "marrying up."
As far as being "mercenary" is concerned, discussing a man's income was perfectly acceptable, too, but any discussion of sex was completely taboo. The opposite is true in the 21st century, of course. It was a VERY different world.
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