Tag: Netherfield Ball

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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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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Caroline Bingley Plans a Ball

The Bennets have just visited Netherfield and Lydia has named the day of the ball. Now it is up to Caroline to plan a ball.   Nov 14, 1811 The garish Bennet women finally trundled out of Netherfield’s parlor. Not a moment too soon. Caroline pressed her eyes with thumb and forefinger. They had already …

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Planning a Ball

 In Pride and Prejudice, Caroline Bingley is required to plan the Netherfield ball in something on the order of two weeks. What did planning a ball really require? Planning a Ball Most of us have, at some time or another been called upon to host an event. The frenzy, stress and excitement are familiar to …

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Having a ball, pt 2

    Caroline plans the Netherfield Ball Nov 16, 1811 Caroline dipped in a curtsey. Graceful, but hardly gracious. And the little chit did not even know the difference. Good thing she was pretty enough for a little country town or with manners like that, Lydia Bennet would surely have no hope of any kind of …

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