Items Discussed in P&P

This page is designed to help readers visualize typical items discussed in Pride and Prejudice.

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Transportation

Entertainment

Chaise and Four

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An example of chaise and four, the four wheeled closed carriage in which Mr. Bingley drove to see Netherfield. Specifically in Pride and Prejudice, it is a quite ostentatiously large for one bachelor used to show Mr. Bingley was showing off his excessive wealth. (Think of a bachelor driving a Cadillac Escalade)

Phaeton and Ponies

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Mr. Collins describes Miss De Bourgh, in which after he says that she sometimes drives by his “humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.” The phaeton is (by comparison to the Chaise and Four) is a light, feminine carriage, the equivalent of a sports car.

Sermons to Young Women

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The book Mr. Collins chose to read to the Bennet daughters. This was a book of sermons, written by a reverend, suggesting how young women of that time were to behave.

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4 thoughts on “Items Discussed in P&P

  1. Oops, accidentally hit return. . . a chaise and four is quite ostentatiously large for one bachelor, whereas the phaeton is (by comparison) a light, feminine carriage, the equivalent of a sports car.

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