Posted by Ann on February 13, 1998 at 23:38:15:
In response to you mean your 33cents :-), written by Sherry on February 13, 1998 at 14:22:57
The Penguin version of P&P say in its introduction, that Darcy's wealth would have put him in the top 400 richest people in England. I still think that that is the best way to go about thinking about how much he had.
Spending patterns have changed so much, that any attempt to equate 1800's pounds to 2000's dollars will fall flat. Take lighting and heating a house:
How do you equate the cost of candles to the cost of light bulbs and electricity,
Or heating oil/gas to fireplaces, taking into account the greater insulation in today's houses and the cost of that as well?
The things we buy are so different--and inflation is really the cost of the things we buy--that any direct comparisson is nearly impossible.
- another example... P. Bingham 23:49:29 2/16/98 (2)
- Yes,Yes Yes(sounds like organic shampoo commercial) Sherry 12:53:30 2/17/98 (1)
- By all means Caroline 19:49:42 2/20/98 (0)
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