Beronetage of England

Title

Beronetage of England

Subject

Books

Description

Sir Walter Elliot is fond of perusing his copy of the Beronetage to find his own name listed. When his daughters are married, he also takes pride in adding them to Elliot entry. As a man who does not care for reading, Sir Elliot’s affection for the two volume listing of nobility illustrates his vanity and pride in his rank, which he carries into his hopes for his daughter’s marriages. The attention Sir Eliot pays the Beronetage is contrasted with the attention the Musgrove daughters and others pay to the Navy Lists, illustrating the conflicting notions of social importance – noble birth and achievement.

Creator

John Debette

Source

Persuasion, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

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Citation

John Debette, “Beronetage of England,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/303.