- Edward Ferrars
Edward Ferrars Full name Edward Ferrars Gender Male Age 23 Income £100/year, after being cut off Education privately tutored in the home of the Reverend Mr. Pratt, then at Oxford Primary residence Mainly in London with his mother; occasionally at Norland Park; the rest of the time in Oxford London residence With his mother Family Romantic interest(s) Miss Lucy Steele, Elinor Dashwood, Miss Morton Parents Late Mr. Ferrars, Mrs. Ferrars Sibling(s) Fanny Ferrars Dashwood, Robert Ferrars
As first described in Sense and Sensibility: “Edward Ferrars was not recommended to their good opinion by any peculiar graces of person or address. He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing. He was too diffident to do justice to himself; but when his natural shyness was overcome, his behaviour gave every indication of an open, affectionate heart. His understanding was good, and his education had given it solid improvement. But he was neither fitted by abilities nor disposition to answer the wishes of his mother and sister, who longed to see him distinguished—as—they hardly knew what.”
His personality, while it lacks the flash of Marianne Dashwood's romantic interest Willoughby, indicates more fortitude. Despite the good common sense that links him to Elinor, he is able to attach himself to other people and form bonds of friendship and love with ease. He exemplifies great loyalty when he sacrifices his potential happiness with Elinor to honor a promise he made to another girl when he was younger. He and Marianne's future husband Colonel Brandon are both models of great character under unimpressive exteriors. This simplicity makes them rather less three-dimensional than Pride and Prejudice′s Fitzwilliam Darcy and Emma′s Mr. Knightley.
- Chet Stratton in 1950
- Robin Ellis in 1971
- Bosco Hogan in 1981 Sense and Sensibility (1981 TV serial)
- Hugh Grant in the 1995 film adaptation
- Dan Stevens in the 2008 BBC serial adaption
- Nicholas D'Agosto as "Edward Ferris" in the 2011 film From Prada to Nada
Jane AustenGeneral Life Places People AnalysisWorks Major Minor Juvenilia CharactersElinor Dashwood • Edward Ferrars • Marianne Dashwood • John Willoughby • Elizabeth Bennet • Fitzwilliam Darcy • Jane Bennet • Lydia Bennet • Charles Bingley • Fanny Price • Edmund Bertram • Mary Crawford • Henry Crawford • Tom Bertram • Maria Bertram • Emma Woodhouse • George Knightley • Anne Elliot • Captain Frederick Wentworth • Catherine Morland • Henry TilneyAdaptations Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice1940 film • First Impressions (1959 musical) • 1980 TV miniseries • 1995 TV miniseries • Darcy's Story • Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy (2003 film) • Mr. Darcy's Daughters (2003 novel) • An Assembly Such as This (2003 novel) • Duty and Desire (2004 novel) • These Three Remain (2005 novel) • Bride and Prejudice (2004 film) • 2005 film • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009 parody novel) • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (2010 parody novel) Mansfield Park Emma Northanger Abbey Persuasion This literature article about a character is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.