Category Archives: Charlotte Lucas

Pride, power & wealth

“One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, every thing in his favour, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud.” Miss Lucas on Mr. … Continue reading

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Marry? Mr. Collins?

“Mr. Collins to be sure was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.  But still he would be her husband.  Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had … Continue reading


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I am not romantic

One last thought from Charlotte on marriage: “‘I am not romantic, you know.  I never was.  I ask only a comfortable home; and considering Mr. Collins’s character, connections, and situation in life, I am convinced that my chance of happiness … Continue reading


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More of Charlotte’s views on marriage

“‘ . . . it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.’” Charlotte Lucas to Lizzy Pride and Prejudice, volume 1, chapter 6

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Happiness in marriage

“‘Well,’ said Charlotte, ‘I wish Jane success with all my heart; and if she were married to him to-morrow, I should think she had as good a chance of happiness as if she were to be studying his character for … Continue reading


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