Fordyce’s Sermons

Title

Fordyce’s Sermons

Subject

Books

Description

Mr. Collins chooses Sermons to Young Women by James Fordyce to read to his 5 female cousins for entertainment. He refuses to continue reading after Lydia interrupts and is offended that his cousins are not all receptive to his lesson. It not only illustrates his own pious airs, but also his intention to monitor the behavior of the young ladies whose estate he will inherit. He continues to write to their father about their affairs after he returns home.

Creator

James Fordyce

Source

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

8.jpg

Citation

James Fordyce, “Fordyce’s Sermons,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/282.