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|Full name||Edward Ferrars|
|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|
|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.
He eventually marries Elinor after he is abandoned by Lucy Steele for his now propertied brother.
- Chet Stratton in 1950
- Robin Ellis in 1971
- Bosco Hogan in 1981
- 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
- Henry Devas in Helen Edmundson's 2013 BBC Radio 4 adaptation
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