Tag Archive: Charlotte Lucas

Nov 28 2016

Not Romantic: The Netherfield Ball Part 2

The Netherfield ball–how romantic! But perhaps not for everyone, especially Charlotte Lucas…   November 26, 1811–The Netherfield Ball Read part 1 here   “My dear Charlotte,” Eliza slipped out from behind a tall officer. “I am afraid I must tell you that you were very wrong.” “I am surprised you should say that, for your …

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Nov 26 2016

Not Romantic: The Netherfield Ball Part 1

The Netherfield ball–how romantic! But perhaps not for everyone, especially Charlotte Lucas…   November 26, 1811–The Netherfield Ball   The night of the Netherfield Ball, Mama pulled Charlotte aside. “Your gown looks very well indeed.” “I am glad you are pleased, Mama.” “It is a shame we must give up hopes of Mr. Bingley, but …

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Oct 13 2016

Discreet Affections in Jane Austen’s World

When Mr. Darcy proposed to Elizabeth at Hunsford, she was taken utterly by surprise. How likely was it that the discreet affections of a courtship could really escape the notice of one of the parties involved? Courtship Advice for the Gentleman Unmarried men had to exercise caution around unmarried young ladies. Attentions or even particular friendliness …

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Sep 01 2015

A Party at the Philips

The Philips host a party. Some find the company more agreeable than others. A classic scene from Pride and Prejudice, through the eyes of Charlotte Lucas. November 20, 1811 “Thank you so much for inviting us.” Lady Lucas kissed Mrs. Phillips’ cheeks. Charlotte turned away. It was always uncomfortable watching Mama express more warmth than …

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