Jane and Bingley
Posted by Ann on December 06, 1997 at 00:55:05:
In response to Age difference, written by Carolyn B on November 25, 1997 at 19:29:16
] Since I'm now wondering about how Mr. Collins' relative youth (age 25 - see thread below)
] So just as a random speculation: assuming he did not know her age, would he have proposed to her if he had known that she was older than him?
I beleive at the beginning of P&P Bingley is about 21 and Jane is about 23, which would be the same age difference.
("Mr. Bingley had not been of age 2 years, when he was tempted by an accidental recommendation to look at Netherfield House". So if "of age" means 18, he was only 20 at the start of the book.)
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