Edward Ferrars’s Ring

Title

Edward Ferrars’s Ring

Subject

Accessories

Description

Edward’s ring is distinguished by the plait of hair at its center. Marrianne is the first to mention it, and though believing that her sister, Elinor, gave the ring to Edward as a token of love, she politely asks Edward if it is from his sister, Fanny. Not wanting to reveal that it is actually from Lucy, to whom he is secretly engaged, Edward claims that it is indeed from Fanny. Both Marrianne and Elinor privately believe it to be Elinor’s hair, though Elinor knows it must have been taken without her knowledge. When Lucy reveals to Elinor that she gave Edward a ring with a lock of her hair, Elinor’s memory of the ring proves to her that Lucy is telling the truth about her engagement to Edward. The revelation of the ring is a turning point in Elinor’s romantic hopes toward Edward.

Creator

Lucy (Steele) Ferrars

Source

Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

11.jpg

Citation

Lucy (Steele) Ferrars, “Edward Ferrars’s Ring,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed February 8, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/273.