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Can you explain the financial situation of Edward and Elinor Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility?

Elinor owned about 1000 pounds (we are told this in chapter 2), Edward 2000. The interest from this would have been 150 pounds a year (5 percent was what you got from government bonds, so this is the ...
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Meaning of "Like half the rest of the world, if more than half there be that are clever and good, Marianne ... was neither reasonable nor candid."

A couple of points in the question need clarification. First, Elinor's thoughts are not about Marianne's reaction to Willoughby's letter. They are in response to Marianne's view of Mrs Jennings, their ...
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