How rich were they?

By Jennifer Abella

We break down the incomes, dowries and inheritances from a sampling of characters from Jane Austen’s novels. How do they stack up to one another?

 

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Note: The lump sums for women translate into annual incomes at approximately 5% per annum.

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Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Follow@nextjen on Twitter. 

About Jennifer Abella

Jennifer Abella is a TV/movie/pop culture/knitting/sewing/Jane Austen geek. Oh, and a total Anglophile. Follow her on Twitter: @nextjen.

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