The Other Bennet Sister

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AUTHOR
Janice Hadlow
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8,45 MB
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The Other Bennet Sister.pdf
ISBN
4105907902038

DESCRIPTION

It is a sad fact of life that if a young woman is unlucky enough to come into the world without expectations, she had better do all she can to ensure she is born beautiful. To be handsome and poor is misfortune enough; but to be both plain and penniless is a hard fate indeed. In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mary is the middle of the five Bennet girls and the plainest of them all, so what hope does she have? Prim and pious, with no redeeming features, she is unloved and seemingly unlovable.The Other Bennet Sister, though, shows another side to Mary. An introvert in a family of extroverts; a constant disappointment to her mother who values beauty above all else; fearful of her father's sharp tongue; with little in common with her siblings-is it any wonder she turns to books for both company and guidance? And, if she finds her life lonely or lacking, that she determines to try harder at the one thing she can be: right.One by one, her sisters marry-Jane and Lizzy for love; Lydia for some semblance of respectability-but Mary, it seems, is destined to remain single and live out her life at Longbourn, at least until her father dies and the house is bequeathed to the reviled Mr Collins. But when that fateful day finally comes, she slowly discovers that perhaps there is hope for her, after all. Simultaneously a wonderfully warm homage to Jane Austen and a delightful new story in its own right, Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister is, at its heart, a life-affirming tale of a young woman finding her place in the world. Witty and uplifting, it will make you feel-and cheer-for Mary as you never have before.

The part of the book that takes place during the Pride and Prejudice storyline is a tough read in that the earnest book reader and piano player is so dismissed by the rest of her family, even her father, despite their ... What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Austen fans. Ultimately, Mary?s journey is like that taken by ... The Other Bennet Sister, though, shows another side to Mary.

December 2, 2020 . This new angle on 'Pride and Prejudice' looks at the events that take place in that classic novel through the eyes of Mary Bennet.

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