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|Incomes and way of life
Written by Linden
(8/16/2003 6:35 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR Living in Style?, penned by Deborah d'Bajor
Spoiler alert: The post on L&T contains spoilers for S&S.
For those who don't want to see the spoilers: the Dashwood women have 10,000 pounds between them (1000 for each daughter, and 7000 for their mother). Fanny Dashwood is perfectly right in saying that they will live comfortably, though it is a bad come-down from what they have been used to. They can afford several servants, including a manservant; they would not be able to afford a carriage.
The main problem for them is not their current income, but the girls' lack of fortune. 1000 pounds was very little, and they, like the Bennet daughters, would have to marry well if they wanted anything like a decent standard of living.
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