Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's youngest daughter, Mrs. Bennet's favorite, a spoiled girl accustomed to getting her own way. She was born in June, and is about 15 or 16 at the start of the novel. She marries George Wickham , (married in August) and lives at Longbourn for the majority of the novel, though moves to Newcastle (following her marriage to Mr. Wickham).
"Stout" (in this case meaning healthy and strong), "well-grown" with a "fine complexion and good-humoured countenance.
Lydia is bold, brash, reckless and spoiled through over-indulgence on the part of her mother and neglect on the part of her father, both of whom allowed her to grow to be "vain, ignorant, idle and uncontrolled" as well as a flirt. The narrator says she has "high animal spirits, and a sort of natural self-consequence" which has been strengthened into self-assurance.
Usually referred asEdit
- Lydia - close friends and family
- Miss Lydia / Miss Lydia Bennet - everyone else, when one or more of her sisters is present
- Miss Bennet - everyone else, but only if none of her elder sisters are present
- Mrs. Wickham/Mrs. George Wickham - everyone else, following her marriag