This is a post I published two years ago to this day. Ever wonder how rich Mr. Darcy truly is? Five articles in this post discuss Regency economics.
How Rich is Fitzwilliam Darcy? Click here to view a morning coffee video by Brad DeLong on March 9, 2007. You will have to click on the start arrow to get the video started. What does an income of 10,000 pounds mean? If you can get past Brad’s awful imitation of Mrs. Bennett’s voice, this video is an informative 3 minute assessment of Darcy’s wealth in today’s terms. For a fuller explanation of the video, go to Brad de Long’s paper, How Rich is Fitzwilliam Darcy? The link leads to an insightful paper that discusses the economic circumstances of Jane Austen’s characters.
Other posts on this topic:
- Pride and Prejudice Economics: Or Why a Single Man with a Fortune of £4,000 Per Year is a Desirable Husband
- Economic Sense and Sensibility
- Renting Kellynch Hall
- Cost of Living in Georgian and Regency England