Questions About Darcie

Mr. Darcy has 10,000 a year - how does everyone know this?

How did all those Jane Austen and Charles Dickens characters know how much everyone else made? They all keep going on about how much or how little everyone they know is raking in every year, and with great precision and certainty. A few of the more public office holders I could understand, but it seems to go all across the board, from the truly rich like Darcy to the modest country parish vicar. Does it reflect reality at the time? And did they discuss it so freely at the time? NB I am not interested in where the money came from so much as in how its various totals became common knowledge. If indeed it did.
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Pride and Prejudice: How does Darcy continie to exhibit pride after his rejected proposal to Elizabeth?

I'm writing an essay on the novel about how both Elizabeth and Darcy allow their pride to interfere in their courting as lovers in the begining. Darcy kept talking bad about her class/family but eventually decides to propose and she rejects him. Does he continue to exhibit pride towards her or is just Elizabeth alone after that? (examples?) What do you think?
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According to Darcy's law, which of the following aquifers will have the greatest rate of groundwater flow?

100). According to Darcy's law, which of the following aquifers will have the greatest rate of groundwater flow? A) an aquifer with high hydraulic conductivity and a high hydraulic gradient B) an aquifer with high hydraulic conductivity and a low hydraulic gradient C) an aquifer with low hydraulic conductivity and a high hydraulic gradient D) an aquifer with low hydraulic conductivity and a low hydraulic gradient
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21st century Darcy

BookRecommendationFilter: I'm looking for the Jane Austen of the modern man. So, I just realized that the protagonists of the past couple dozen books or so that I've read have either been female, or male but living in extraordinary circumstances (spies, psychopaths, detectives, World War II). Is anyone writing books about regular guys anymore? Basically I am looking for a well-developed, insightfully written main male character living in ordinary Western society during the late-20th/21st century. The only idea I have is Nick Hornby, maybe Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland" or Tom Piazza's "City of Refuge". I know there's more out there. What else?
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Mr. Darcy in modern-day New York?

Among other things, I enjoy books by Jane Austen (and films of such books). I also enjoy "fish out of water" stories where someone finds themselves in a totally foreign/alien place or time and has to figure it out. I discovered the miniseries Lost in Austen, which combines these interests perfectly. What else might I enjoy? Finding Lost in Austen was such a nice surprise, and it got me wondering if there were other books or movies that feature this combination. What I like about Austen is the wit, the romance, and the period manners. I like the fish out of water stories for the fresh look at familiar places or situations OR the familiar person in a totally new situation tropes. When well done, they also offer good opportunities for sight and other gags. Netflix suggested Kate & Leopold. It was OK, not great. I am not necessarily looking for things explicitly Austen-related, although those would be nice. Thanks in advance for your suggesti
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What book would you recommend?

I am an avid reader and have read lots of new authors this year. I am looking for another good book to read. Here are some I have enjoyed reading. I am an 51 so please no teenage books! The Millenium series by Stieg Larson The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Rainbow by D H Lawrence The Salisbury Manuscript by Phillip Gooden Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Happy Birthday, Mr Shakespeare by Mark Wallington Marsha Mellow and Me by Maria Beaumont A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray Chocolat by Joanne Harris The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham Shall We Tell The President by Jeffery Archer Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant Chocky by John Wyndham The Passage by Justin Cronin The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen The Haunted by James Herbert Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F Scot
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