Very Funny, Elizabeth is the companion book for Elizabeth Cole; it is considered an extension of the Felicity series. It was included with the Elizabeth doll when she was available; with the collection's archival, it can be purchased separately.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Chapter by Chapter Summary
- 3 Items associated with Very Funny, Elizabeth
- Elizabeth Cole
- Annabelle Cole
- Felicity Merriman
- Edward Merriman
- Benjamin Davidson
- Miss Manderly
- Mr. and Mrs. Cole
Only in Very Funny, Elizabeth
Chapter by Chapter Summary
Chapter One: The Merriest Girls in Virginia
Chapter Two: Tarts for Tea
Chapter Three: Miss Priss
Chapter Four: Hot-Heads
Looking Back: Courtship and Marriage in 1775
Discusses courtship and marriage during colonial times. Topics include:
- Marital expectations young girls and women faced during colonial times, such as looking for a spouse to either maintain or improve family social standings, rather than love.
- How courtship was carried out between prospective families.
- Considerations women faced during courtship, such as moving in with their future husbands, maintaining their own households, and in marriages among English nobility, setting, and following strict protocol.
- The inability for women to divorce in Virginia and England.
- Consequences a woman might face for backing out of a marriage proposal without agreement from the potential groom.
- Consequences unmarried men and women could face in public society.
- How unmarried women were viewed by colonial society.
- Choices and privileges unmarried women and widows had that married women could not, such as owning businesses and property, earning wages, and signing contracts.