Could Mr. Bennet have Saved Enough for Decent Fortunes on his Income?
I’m not a math person, so when I hear that Mr. Bennet needed to save reasonable fortunes (you know Austen never says dowry?) for his daughters out of an income of £2000 a year, I just don’t get it. So I used a spreadsheet and made compound interest tables.
How well could Caroline Bingley expect to marry?
Based on the marriage prospects shown in Jane Austen’s other novels, how well can Caroline Bingley expect to marry?